THE DRILL SERGEANT: Dreadnought Resources (ASX: DRE) has commenced drilling at the company’s Rocky Dam gold-VMS project, located just outside Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Dreadnought Resources said the 1,000 metres of RC drilling was expected to be completed in early May with results to filter through by June.
“This RC program will be the first since historical shallow RAB drilling in the 1990s generated this compelling gold anomaly which remains open and untested at depth and along strike,” Dreadnought Resources managing director Dean Tuck said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“While on site, Dreadnought will follow up on other prospective anomalies at Rocky Dam.
“We look forward to announcing results in June 2020.
“Our other work programs at Illaara are well advanced and will be executed once all approvals are received.”
Dreadnought explained this to be the first exploration work of any significance to be carried out at Rocky Dam since CRA was across it in the 1990s when it identified CRA-North, a 700m long gold anomaly through shallow RAB drilling (average depth 24m) and two diamond holes (average depth 200m).
Dreadnought intends to test a high tenor gold in soil anomaly located along a sheared contact between felsic volcanics and sediments and will confirm the orientation of the mineralised structure.
Two 200m scissor holes will be drilled over the core of the anomaly with additional holes drilled along approximately 350m of strike.