THE DRILL SERGEANT: Kin Mining (ASX: KIN) received final results from drilling undertaken at the company’s Cardinia gold project (CGP) near Leonora in Western Australia.
Kin Mining said the results came from one-metre split samples collected at Lewis East and Lewis West and were generated from an aircore (AC) drilling program completed in December 2019.
The company explained the 1m samples were collected from 4m composite samples greater than 0.1 grams per tonne gold, to allow for better definition of the mineralised zones.
Highlights included near-surface, high-grade zones of gold mineralisation confirmed at Lewis East of:
11 metres at 3.85 grams per tonne gold from 24m, including 8m at 5g/t gold from 24m;
6m at 3.63g/t gold from 9m, including 2m at 9.27g/t gold from 10m;
19m at 1.04g/t gold from 14m, including 5m at 2.28g/t gold from 26m.
The drilling also confirmed low grade zones along controlling structures Lewis West, including:
1m at 3.24g/t gold from 10m.
Kin mining interpreted the Lewis East results have added to previously released results and continue to confirm the presence of several lodes of high-grade gold mineralisation, within wider haloes of lower grade.
“The Lewis East mineralisation based on the four-metre composite assays was interpreted to be broad zones of medium grade material with occasional higher grade zones generally in a north east dipping orientation,” Kin Mining managing director Andrew Munckton said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The one-metre split sampling has confirmed that the broad medium grade intersections generally contain a narrower, higher grade core of mineralisation displaying vein style pyrite mineralisation surrounded by lower grade disseminated sulphides and alteration.
“The one-metre sampling has helped the geological teams define the controls on the mineralisation more clearly.
“At Lewis East, the higher grade, north east dipping mineralised zones appear to be similar to the Lewis mineralisation located between 500 metres to 1000 metres to the north west within the Bruno-Lewis mineralised system.
“The Lewis East mineralisation occurs directly along strike of the two North east dipping Lewis lodes, which have undergone extensive historical RC and diamond drilling.
“Further RC drilling at Lewis East is planned to test the depth and strike extent of the Lewis East lodes and the potential continuity with the Lewis mineralisation.
“These veins appear to be initiated from north east trending faults associated with the rapidly expanding Lewis Fault system.
“The Lewis Fault system is intimately associated with mineralisation at the Lewis, Lewis East, Nevertire, Black Chief and the Comedy King deposits.
“These deposits are spread over an area covering approximately four-kilometres by two-kilometres and represent a cluster of deposits displaying both high-grade vein and lode style mineralisation and lower grade alteration halo mineralisation, all with a common geological control.”