THE DRILL SERGEANT: White Rock Minerals is currently undertaking a drilling program on its 100 per cent owned Mt Carrington project in northern New South Wales.
The program has been designed to expand the current shallow Inferred Resource base of the project of 190,000 ounces of gold and 10 million ounces of silver.
Drilling has been spread across a number of targets within the Mt Carrington project area.
Positive assays received from the first hole of a five-hole program at the White Rock silver deposit so far include results that the company has said confirms the continuity of strong silver mineralisation with widths and grade similar to what it has intersected in previous drilling.
Result from the White Rock deposit include:
– 22.5 metres at 70 grams per tonne silver from 9 metres and 28.6 metres at 69 grams per tonne silver from 28.6 metres;
– 37m at 79g/t silver from 21m and 15m at 65g/t silver from 138m;
– 81m at 82g/t silver from 82m;
– 21m at 61 g/t silver from 127m; and
– 51m at 60 g/t silver from 98m.
White Rock Minerals said the results enhance the prospect that drilling at White Rock North will lead to the definition of a new near‐surface silver Inferred Resource in addition to the existing eight million ounce silver Inferred Resource already defined at White Rock.
Assay results for the remaining 4 holes are expected in late September.
At the Lady Hampden silver‐gold deposit the company continued with the second phase of step‐out drilling with the first two holes of the nine‐hole program confirming further silver mineralisation based on field XRF and visible analysis.
“These two holes are located 300 metres to the east and down plunge of the Resource,” the company said in its announcement to the ASX.
“Assay results are expected in October and this program is anticipated to result in further extensions to the Inferred Resource.”
Earlier this month White Rock Minerals had reported it was undertaking further drilling at the Strauss‐Kylo gold deposits.
Drilling of potential extensions to the Strauss and Kylo gold Resources will be undertaken in October, as follow up to the positive results returned from holes drilled below the Strauss pit.