THE DRILL SERGEANT: Magnetic Resources (ASX: MAU) has completed an initial RC drilling program at the Lady Julie project, not far from the company’s Hawks Nest 9 project, located near Laverton in Western Australia.
Magnetic Resources said the drilling had produced promising results along two western mineralised lines, which are only one kilometre and 1.5km east of the HN9 3km-long mineralised project.
Results from the recent drilling include:
2 metres at 5.44 grams per tonne gold from 29m;
1m at 18.18g/t gold from 15m;
6m at 1.79g/t gold from 1m; and
3m at 1.78g/t gold from 5m.
The recent drilling is being followed up over a total of 1.3km strike length with 30 RC holes.
The company considers the area covering Lady Julie and HN9 to be well endowed and, as such, it has become a focus for potential gold mineralisation over 11.4 square kilometres for a mining centre after more drilling is completed.
Magnetic has found the Lady Julie mineralised zones to be similar to HN9 and occur within altered porphyry and altered porphyry and mafic contacts and in some case with sediment zones.
“The western half of the Lady Julie project is typified by shallow dipping and sub horizontal mineralised zones and is proximal to the contact of mafic and intruding porphyry,” Magnetci Resources said in its ASX announcement.
The Lady Julie tenements have demonstrated strong mineralisation, returning 198 gold intercepts greater than 0.5g/t gold.
These include 88 greater than 1g/t, 33 greater than 2g/t, 19 greater than 3 g/t and 12 greater than 4g/t.
“Both detailed ground magnetics and the remaining soil geochemical surveys will be completed over the Lady Julie tenements followed up with further shallow RC 30-hole program totalling 1520 metres testing mainly for extensions to the north and south and at depth below promising intersections,” Magnetic said.