THE DRILL SERGEANT: Hammer Metals (ASX: HMX) received assay results from a Phase 1 RC drilling program completed at the company’s Bronzewing South gold project in Western Australia.
Hammer Metals explained the 14 hole program tested five targets on mineralised trends south of the 2.3 million ounce Bronzewing deposit.
Highlighted intersections include:
10 metres at 1.97 grams per tonne gold from 129m, including 1m at 16g/t gold from 137m and
2m at 3.39g/t gold from 110m;
8m at 1.36g/t gold from 199m, including 1m at 6.2g/t gold and
4m at 2.49g/t gold from 226m, including 1m at 9.3g/t gold from 229m; and
5m at 1.91g/t gold, including 2m at 4.38g/t gold from 147m.
Hammer currently has planning underway to initiate Phase 2 of the program to test a further five targets developed from IP and gravity survey data in conjunction with the information acquired in the current program.
A 15,000m aircore drilling program testing the mineralised trend along strike to the north of Echo Resources’ (ASX: EAR) Orelia deposit is expected to commence in mid-October.
Rock chip samples from quartz veining at the Kens Bore prospect returned encouraging results including 6.09g/t, 7.73g/t, 12.1g/t and 22.3 g/t gold.
Initial testing of this target is planned to occur in the Phase 2 RC program.
“We are very encouraged by the results from our first drilling program at Bronzewing South,” Hammer Metals chairman Russell Davis said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The wide-spaced drilling has intercepted significant gold mineralisation in most of the holes drilled and has provided useful information on the structure, geology and deportment of the gold mineralisation at the project and will guide further drilling.
“We are looking forward to commencing RC and aircore drilling programs in the near future along both the Bronzewing South and Orelia trends and at the new Ken’s Bore target.”