THE DRILL SERGEANT: Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) reported results from infill drilling targeting shallow mineralisation over the Tribune inferred resource estimate area at the company’s Bellevue Gold project in Western Australia.
Bellevue Gold explained the drilling is targeting mineralisation from surface within the top 50 metres.
5 metres at 17.3 grams per tonne gold from 46m, including 2m at 40.8g/t gold from 44m;
7m at 8.2g/t gold from 34m, including 4m at 13.2g/t gold from 36m;
3m at 12.4g/t gold from 24m;
3m at 6.9g/t gold from 35m;
4m at 5.1 g/tgold from surface; and
7m at 2.8 g/t gold from 13m.
Bellevue indicated step-out drilling will be undertaken at Tribune to potentially extend mineralisation along strike and at depth.
At the recent Viago Lode discovery, Bellevue tamped up diamond drilling with the addition of a second diamond rig with a third diamond rig to commence at the start of September.
The Viago Shear has so far been defined for 800 metres of strike and is open and sits directly below the Tribune and Bellevue Lodes.
Bellevue has an independent resource estimate upgrade scheduled for Q4 2018 adding to the recently announced 1.9 million tonnes at 8.2g/t gold for 500,000 ounces of gold of JORC inferred resources.
“We are pleased to announce the results of shallow drilling recently completed at the Tribune deposit which demonstrates the high-grade nature of the mineralisation from surface, which bodes well for development access to an eventual underground operation,” Bellevue Gold executive director Steve Parsons said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“Attention of the exploration team has now shifted to defining an initial resource at the exciting Viago discovery and with the addition of two more drill rigs at the Bellevue gold project.
“We intend to hit the Viago Lode hard over the next couple of months, hoping to build on the recently announced maiden resource inventory at the project in rapid time.”