THE DRILL SERGEANT: Kin Mining (ASX: KIN) signalled its intentions to step up exploration activity across a number of satellite projects located outside the company’s 1.23 million ounce Cardinia Gold Project (CGP) near Leonora in Western Australia.
Kin Mining owns six separate projects located east and west of the centrally located CGP, which the company has been advancing with a range of exploration activities over the past 12 months including ground-based geophysical surveys, surface auger soil geochemical surveys and first-pass air-core (AC) drilling programs to evaluate their prospectivity.
Upcoming regional exploration activities are to include RC drilling to follow up the recently discovered shallow high-grade gold mineralisation in first-pass air-core (AC) drilling at the Mount Flora prospect, 20km east of Cardinia, where best results included:
22 metres at 8.96 grams per tonne gold from 24m.
Kin Mining stated the objective of the regional program is to systematically test the wide range of exploration opportunities across the company’s broader tenement holding to determine the potential for new discoveries and emerging satellite or standalone opportunities surrounding the Cardinia Gold Project.
“The purpose of the regional exploration program across the gold-based projects is to provide an initial assessment of the mineralisation style and gold grade and determine whether each project has the potential to be a viable stand-alone project or would more naturally provide potential satellite feed to a future CGP based mining and processing operation,” Kin Mining said in its ASX announcement.
“The key parameters governing these two potential development options is the distance from Cardinia, potential alternative treatment options, project size and mineralisation grade.
“Other projects in the portfolio of tenements also offer nickel sulphide exploration potential and these are being assessed in parallel with the gold project evaluation.”