Carawine Resources to Target Copper-Gold Porphyries

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Carawine Resources (ASX: CWX) is set to commence a detailed, helicopter-borne magnetic survey to further evaluate copper-gold porphyry targets at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Jamieson project in northeast Victoria.

Carawine Resources’ Jamieson project is host to the Hill 800 and Rhyolite Creek prospects where in September the company announced the potential for mineralisation at Hill 800 to be related to a copper-gold porphyry system, based on analysis of multi-element geochemical data from Hill 800 by Dr. Scott Halley, an expert in this field.

This followed the recognition of two distinct magnetic anomalies identified from regional-scale survey data at Jamieson.

Carawine indicated it considers magnetic anomalies to be commonly associated with mineralised porphyries and provide excellent targets for drill testing and the company has been encouraged by the recent success by Stavely Minerals (ASX: SVY) at its Thursday’s Gossan porphyry copper-gold project in western Victoria, citing the similarities in host rock age, chemistry and depositional setting of Jamieson with the host rocks for the Thursday’s Gossan project.

“The exploration program over the next few months promises to be an exciting period for the company,” Carawine Resources managing director David Boyd said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“We began to realise the potential for a copper-gold porphyry driving the mineral system at Hill 800 and its surrounds in July this year, and have since been developing this concept towards the point where we have the confidence to accurately define targets for drill testing.

“Following our recent successful capital raising, we are now in a great position to accelerate our exploration program at Jamieson, starting with a detailed magnetic survey that will be used to model the depth and spatial extent of magnetic anomalies beneath Hill 800 and Rhyolite Creek.

“This survey is planned to commence within the next two weeks, with drilling planned to commence soon thereafter, following the release of the company’s first Mineral Resource for Hill 800.

“We are gearing up for an exciting six months of intense exploration targeting porphyry style mineralisation at the Jamieson project.”





Matador Mining Expands Canadian Mineralisation

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Matador Mining (ASX: MZZ) extended the mineralised area at the Window Glass Hill deposit at the company’s Cape Ray gold project in Newfoundland, Canada.

Matador Mining said the drilling was part of the second and third stages of its exploration program with the drilling targeting shallow lateral extensions around known deposits, whilst also testing gaps between known deposits, specifically at the Central Zone project (810,000 ounces gold at 2.6 grams per tonne gold).

Window Glass Hill (WGH) hosts a current resource of 134,000 ounces at 1.2g/t gold.

The company explained WGH is a key target for the second stage of its exploration program.

Although it has a lower grade than Central Zone, WGH is considered by Matador to have potential to become a large tonnage, low strip ratio deposit, and form a major source for future production.

Results from the current drill program at WGH include:

22.8 metres at 1.1 grams per tonne gold, including 9.7m at 2.2 g/t gold from 58m;

9.2m 1.1g/t gold from 70m;

4.2m at 2.2g/t gold from 61m;

2.8m at 3.6g/t gold from 34m; and

2.8m at 1.1g/t gold from 6m.

Matador said it was extremely encouraged by these results, noting all intercepts are at a depth of less than 100m, which is in line with the company’s strategy of targeting mineralisation that can be easily accessed via an open pit operation.

“We have long believed WGH has the potential to be a large tonnage, low strip ratio deposit and recent results are shaping up to confirm this,” Matador Mining technical director Keith Bowes said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“Importantly, from our interpretation, the latest intercepts are shallow up-dip extensions of the existing gold resources (134,000 ounces gold), all less than 100 metres from surface, therefore aligning with the company’s strategy of targeting shallow mineralisation that can be mined easily via an open pit operation.

“These results indicate that WGH could form a significant part of the long-term production plan, which will be announced as part of our development study targeted for release in Q1-2020.”

Aside from the drilling at WGH, Matador also tested a ‘gap’ between the 04 and H Brook deposits, located at the northern extension of Central Zone project.

This intercepted gold mineralisation of:

5.4m at 4.3g/t gold, including 2.5m at 8.8g/t gold from 74m;
0.3m at 6.2g/t gold from 61m; and
1.05m at 1g/t gold from 94m.

Similar to the 04 deposit, located 80m from hole CRD071, this intercept encountered multiple mineralised lodes with a high-grade section.

The company indicated it plans to further test this hole to determine if this is a potential extension to the 04 deposit.





Hammer Metals Kicks Off Bronzewing South Follow-up Drilling Program

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Hammer Metals (ASX: HMX) announced the commencement of an aircore drilling program at the company’s Bronzewing South gold project located in the Yandal Belt of Western Australia.

Hammer Metals is conducting the 15,000 metres aircore program to test multiple targets along-strike from the 1.07 million-ounce Orelia deposit held by Echo Resources (ASX: EAR).

The drilling will test four targets within the prospective mineralised trends that extend for a distance of 14 kilometres along strike to the north of Orelia.

Hammer noted that previous historic RAB and its own aircore drilling on the structure north of the Orelia deposit averaged 30m in depth and outlined numerous bottom-of-hole gold anomalies that will be followed-up.

“This is the second Hammer program to be undertaken on the Bronzewing south project,” Hammer Metals chairman Russell Davis said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“The Orelia trend has multiple zones of gold anomalism which warrant further definition before follow-up with RC drilling.

“The Hammer program will commence to test four of these zones.

“It is anticipated that results will be progressively announced from late October onwards.”





Red 5 Targets History to Expand KOTH Mineralisation

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Red 5 Limited (ASX: RED) recently conducted underground exploration drilling at the company’s King of the Hills (KOTH) gold mine in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia.

Red 5 said the drilling identified a new target area for Resource extensions at the King of the Hills mine by confirming the presence of gold mineralisation more than 470 metres vertically down-plunge to the north of the current 3.1-million-ounce Resource area.

The company explained that drill-hole KHRD0278 was drilled to target previously reported high-grade historical exploration results, which returned a series of high-grade intercepts including 4m at 30.74g/t gold from 588m down-hole (TARD4041) in an area down-plunge to the north of the historical open pit.

KHRD0278 targeted an area within 80m of TARD4041, however it deviated from the original planned course and did not successfully test the intended target.

Red 5 reported that the hole did, however, intersect the prospective granodiorite-ultramafic contact and confirmed that this contact remains mineralised 470m vertically down-plunge to the north of the current Resource area.

The company considers this result supports and enhances the emerging bulk mining opportunity at KOTH, providing a new target for ongoing Resource extension drilling.

Results from KHRD0278 include:

16 metres at 1.24 grams per tonne gold (204m-220m), including 0.34m at 29.3g/t gold;

7.5m at 1.13g/t gold (286m-293.5m), including 0.33m at 14.25g/t gold;

15m at 1g/t gold (407m-422m), including 0.23m at 29.6g/t gold; and

9m at 1.26g/t gold (464.7m-473.8m), including 0.25m at 21.1g/t gold.

“This is an encouraging development, which provides further insight into the broader potential of the KOTH mineralised system developing around the granodiorite contact,” Red 5 managing director Mark Williams said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“The underground component of our current Mineral Resource totals 1.11 million ounces of contained gold, which covers around one kilometre of strike.

“The perimeter of the granodiorite is over 12 kilometres, with significant potential for along strike extensions or repeats of the existing Resource.

“Our intention is to progressively extend and test new areas within the granodiorite under the south pit and around the north-eastern and northern section of the granodiorite contact in the coming months, with three diamond rigs now operating on site, bringing our total planned underground drill metres for KOTH to approximately 85,000 metres for FY2020.

“Exploration and Resource in-fill drilling are being undertaken in parallel with the assaying of previously unassayed historical drill core, with all three programs offering the potential to further define and expand the KOTH Resource base.

“We are also forging ahead with a Final Feasibility Study for an integrated bulk open pit and underground mining operation at KOTH, which is scheduled for release in mid-CY2020.”





Comet Resources Scores High Results Graphite From Springdale Diamond Drilling

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Comet Resources (ASX: CRL) kicked the dew off the grass on Day Two of the 2019 Brisbane Resources Roundup by announcing high-grade results from the first hole of a recent diamond drilling program conducted at the company’s Springdale graphite project in southern West Australia.

Comet Resources announced the first diamond drill hole targeting identified high-grade graphite mineralisation in the Northern Zone intersected 57 metres of high-grade graphite, from just 35.5 metres downhole.

Impressive assay results were returned from hole HD024 that was drilled at the easternmost end of the North zone, intersecting a wide high-grade graphite interval of:

57 metres at 22.38 per cent total graphitic carbon (TGC) from 35.5m using a 1 per cent TGC cut-off.

Comet said that graphite grades encountered throughout the zone were consistently high and that they clearly correlate with the massive graphite mineralisation observed in the core.

The company explained that hole HD024 had been designed as a PQ metallurgical angle scissor hole testing earlier-drilled vertical RC hole HR0126, which had intersected 46m at 12.16 per centTGC from 38m, including 17m at 19.9 per cent TGC from 51m.

The company observed that Total Graphitic Carbon assays for both holes at the intersection cross point are very similar, confirming good grade consistency between RC and diamond drill holes.

From core observations, Comet considers it is possible that HD024 has been drilled sub-parallel to the fold structure and is probably not reflective of expected true width of mineralisation.

“What wonderful results from the first diamond drill hole into the Northern Zone, especially considering how high the grade is over such a broad zone,” Comet Resources CEO Philippa Leggat exclaimed in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“It also reconfirmed the company’s strategy to focus on the shallow, high-grade mineralisation at Springdale.

“Diamond core from this hole is now in the metallurgical lab for characterisation and floatation testwork.

“From this work and over the coming weeks, we anticipate a series of important results relating to initial recoveries and flake distribution.

“On from that we will continue to optimise the results across a broader range of samples.

“This is an exciting time for Comet, with the balance of our drilling results to come and metallurgical results to follow, investors can expect great news flow over coming weeks and months.”





Anglo Australian Resources Expands Mineralised Footprint at Mandilla Gold Project

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Anglo Australian Resources (ASX: AAR) reported on progress of reverse circulation (RC) drilling underway at the Mandilla East prospect, part of the company’s 100 per cent-owned Mandilla gold project, located south of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Anglo Australian Resources said the drilling has confirmed good continuity of mineralisation within the existing resource area with some outstanding intersections recorded, including:

99 metres at 1.47 grams per tonne gold from 36m

163m at 1.75g/t gold from 37m, including 90m at 2.45g/t gold from 39m

35m at 1.42g/t gold from 84m

18m at 1.55g/t gold from 67m

8m at 1.09g/t gold from 63m
64m at 0.64 /t gold from 101

58m at 1.52g/t gold from 59 m
1m at 7.72g/t gold from 136m
20m at 2.1g/t gold from 172m

56m at 0.61g/t gold from 72m

32m at 0.75g/t gold from 13m
7m at 2.27g/t gold from 95m
17m at 0.75g/t gold from 142m

6m at 2.05g/t gold from 91m
40m at 0.63g/t gold from 136m

56m at 1.36g/t gold from 101m, including 1m at 42.35g/t gold from 143m

4m at 1.82g/t gold from 191m

“These new assay results continue to deliver excellent widths and grade, confirming that the Mandilla Gold Project has an extensive strike length whilst remaining open at depth,” Anglo Australian Resources chairman John Jones said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“Ongoing drill campaigns will likely continue to expand the footprint of the syenite-hosted gold mineralized system.

“All the evidence to date points to there being significant potential for bulk open-pit mining style mineralisation at Mandilla.”





Blackstone Minerals Encounters Further Broad Nickel Sulphide Intersections at Ta Khoa

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) enjoyed a good start to the 2019 Brisbane Resources Roundup by reporting on the second round of results from maiden drilling at the company’s Ta Khoa nickel project in Northern Vietnam.

Blackstone Minerals said the second round of results from diamond drilling at the Ta Khoa project delivered further substantial intersections of disseminated nickel sulphide as well as noteworthy PGEs.
The maiden drilling results from the latest six drill holes in the program include:

16.6 metres at 0.34 per cent nickel, 0.04 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.07 grams per tonne PGE from 104.4m;

15.8m at 0.57 per cent nickel, 0.07 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.26g/t PGE from 118.2m;

27.7m at 0.88 per cent nickel, 0.09 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.74g/t PGE from 101m;

29.4m at 1.00 per cent nickel, 0.12 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent cobalt and 0.6g/t PGE from 140.6m;

11.9m at 1.46 per cent nickel, 0.15 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent cobalt and 1.09g/t PGE from 107m; and

33.3m at 0.80 per cent nickel, 0.09 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.37g/t PGE from 136.9m.

“Drilling at Ta Khoa continues to deliver significant intersections of disseminated nickel sulphide and, with the recently identified potential for substantial platinum group element (PGE) credits, the Ban Phuc DSS is shaping up to be a globally significant nickel sulfide system,” Blackstone Mineral managing director Scott Williamson said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

Blackstone is the first company to assay the Ban Phuc DSS for PGEs that has resulted in the recent uncovering of what it considers as a previously unrecognised opportunity.

Previous operators focused on the Ban Phuc MSV, which has relatively low PGE grades, and hence did not consider or investigate the full potential of the PGEs throughout the Ta Khoa project.

Blackstone feels its maiden PGE assays combined with the abundance of disseminated nickel sulphide targets suggest PGEs associated with disseminated nickel sulphide mineralisation could greatly improve the economics of the Ta Khoa nickel project.





Black Cat Syndicate Reports on First Myhree Holes

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Black Cat Syndicate (ASX: BC8) greeted the 2019 Brisbane Resources Roundup crowd with the release of results from the first diamond drilling program at the Myhree target within the company’s Bulong gold project in Western Australia.

Black Cat Syndicate designed the first three diamond drill holes into Myhree to infill the Resource and provide critical geological, geotechnical and metallurgical information on the mineralised structures.

High-grade results include:

1.7 meters at 335.96 grams per tonne gold from 52.2m, including 0.5m at 1,130g/t gold from 52.9m; and
7m at 9.84g/t gold from 59.5m.

4.74m at 5.99g/t gold from 166.3m; and
3.04m at 3.07g/t gold from 140.6m.

Black Cat Syndicate said the results demonstrate potential for high-grade zones within Myhree and highlight underground mining potential.

The company has commenced preparations for a December 2019 quarter drilling program, which is to include extensional RC drilling of the south-east extension of Myhree following up from an earlier intercept of 10m at 2.77g/t gold, diamond drilling, also at Myhree, for completion of final metallurgical and geotechnical studies and RC drilling for hydrogeological studies.

Other work will entail extensional drilling at the Trump North target following up on 4m at 13.46g/t gold and exploration drilling at the Greater Woodline area on multiple targets including Anomaly 38, Woodline, Fenceline and Solitaire.

“These first diamond holes into Myhree show the outstanding potential of this deposit,” Black Cat Syndicate managing director Gareth Solly said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“We are also about to commence RC drilling to test the Myhree Southern Offset.

“Confirmation of the offset will have important implications for the current Feasibility Study.

“Later in October the drill rig will be moving to the highly prospective Greater Woodline area to test the priority targets identified in the recently completed Sub Audio Magnetic (SAM) survey.

“This promises to be an action-packed quarter for Black Cat.”

Black Cat claimed discovery of Myhree in June 2018 and since then, up to June 2019, has established a current JORC Resource of 1.4 million tonnes at 2.7g/t gold for 119,000 ounces.





Golden Rim Resources Accelerates Kouri Exploration

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Golden Rim Resources (ASX: GMR) is making exploration campaign progress at the company’s Kouri gold project in Burkina Faso.

Golden Rim Resources has just re-commenced its 21,000 metres reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling program that still has approximately 9,200m of RC drilling and 4,000m of diamond drilling (for approximately 100 holes) remaining to be drilled.

In addition to the RC and diamond drilling program, Golden Rim has also kicked off an auger drilling program and a ground magnetic and gradient-array IP geophysical survey.

Diamond Drilling at the Diabatou prospect (Margou permit) has seen the completion of the first diamond drill hole (MDH001) to a depth of 80m.

Golden Rim explained MDH001 is a twin hole to previous RC drill hole MRC008 that returned 7m at 121.2 grams per tonne gold from 41m, including 1m at 783.8g/t gold from 44m, and 3m at 7.2g/t gold from 56m.

“MDH001 was planned to confirm the orientation of this bonanza grade gold mineralisation prior to step-out drilling,” Golden Rim Resources said in its ASX announcement.

“MDH001 intersected several zones of granite-hosted quartz-sulphide mineralisation with visible gold.

“The first assays from the re-commenced program are expected in approximately three weeks.”

The next diamond drill hole at the Diabatou prospect (MDH002) is already underway and has a planned depth of 160m.

MDH002 is designed to test the depth extent of the high-grade mineralisation intersected in MRC008 along with the up-dip extent of a second zone of high-grade mineralisation (4m at 23.2g/t gold from 67m, including 1m at 65.7g/t gold) intersected in previous RC hole MRC014.

“Upon the completion of MDH002, further diamond drill holes are planned to the northeast and to the southwest to determine the strike extent of the high-grade gold mineralisation,” the company said.

An auger drilling program that is expected to comprise 3,750 holes (total of ~15,000m) has also commenced at Kouri.

Drilling is initially being conducted at the Diabatou prospect and will then extend to systematically cover various target areas in the newly acquired Margou permit.

While all this is happening, Golden Rim has also commenced a considerable ground magnetic and gradient-array IP geophysical survey at the Diabatou prospect that will be extended through the Margou and Goueli permits.

The survey will be conducted over a three to four month period and comprises approximately 500 line kilometres conducted on 100m spaced lines.




Cygnus Gold and Gold Road JV Operating Smoothly

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Cygnus Gold (ASX: CY5) has been kept busy of late at the company’s Joint Ventures with Gold Road Projects, a wholly-owned subsidiary of gold producer Gold Road Resources (ASX: GOR).

The Cygnus Gold – Gold Road JVs include the Lake Grace JV and the Wadderin and Yandina JVs covering an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia along the Yandina Shear, a largely unexplored regional structure interpreted to control the location of gold deposits such as Tampia, Griffin’s Find and Lake Magenta.

The current focus on the Lake Grace JV is the Hammerhead prospect, a target identified from regional aircore drilling of a zone of surface gold anomalism coincident with the prospective Yandina Shear Zone.

Recent aircore drilling at the Hammerhead prospect returned additional widespread, anomalous gold including:

3 metres at 0.35 grams per tonne gold from 52m; and

6m at 0.28g/t gold from 56m to end of hole.

Cygnus explained these intersections are associated with widespread anomalous gold pathfinder elements such as arsenic, copper, and molybdenum, and are in addition to the results reported in earlier announcements.

Anomalous gold and pathfinder anomalism have now been returned from four of eight broad spaced drill lines through transported cover over nearly 15km strike length of interpreted greenstone rocks at Hammerhead.

Work being carried out at the Wadderin and Yandina JVs is also targeting gold mineralisation associated with the regional Yandina Shear.

Due to the sparse outcrop in these large tenement packages exploration has been driven by detailed geological interpretation of geophysical datasets to map out the geology and structures thought to control gold mineralisation.

In addition to ongoing targeting at Hammerhead, recent exploration activity has included regional targeting on the Wadderin and Yandina JVs, which has identified a number of high priority targets for drill testing.

Cygnus indicated it is now planning a program to extend and infill the AC drill coverage at Hammerhead as well as deeper reverse circulation (RC) drilling under the best results to date.

The AC program will include first pass traverses across the higher priority Wadderin and Yandina targets.

These programs are planned to commence immediately post-harvest in late Q4.

“Even though early stage, the Hammerhead prospect is now a focus area on the Lake Grace JV where drilling programs are planned to commence over the coming months,” Cygnus Gold managing director James Merrillees said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“Other targets on the Wadderin and Yandina JVs fill a pipeline of Joint Venture funded projects to be tested over the coming 6 to 12 months.

“I’d like to thank our partners Gold Road and acknowledge their support as we aim to emulate their success at Yamarna in the Southwest, an equally underexplored area within the prolific Yilgarn Craton.”

Gold Road has now reached the expenditure required to earn 51 per cent of the Lake Grace Earn-in project, and has elected to form a JV to earn an additional 24 per cent interest (75% in total) in the project by spending a further $500,000 within 18 months.

On the Wadderin Earn-in project, Cygnus and Gold Road have agreed to extend the minimum expenditure time required to achieve the $900,000 until December 31 2019 and extend the earn in period to 31 December 2020 where Gold Road is required to spend $1.6 million on exploration expenditure to earn 51 per cent.

All other terms remain unchanged.

The Hyden group of tenements were granted during September and these will be added to the existing Yandina JV.