THE DRILL SERGEANT: Metal Hawk (ASX: MHK) reported assay results from the first reverse circulation (RC) drilling program undertaken at the company’s Kanowna East project in the West Australian goldfields.
Metal Hawk drilled 12 RC holes for a total of 1,325 metres, designed to bedrock-test a number of broad gold anomalies from recent aircore (AC) drilling at the Little Lake and Western Tiger prospects.
At Little Lake, six RC holes were drilled, hitting new gold intercepts, including:
4m at 17.8 grams per tonne gold from 75m, including 1m at 42.7g/t gold from 76m; and
1m at 2.9g/t gold from 66m and 5m at 0.52g/t gold from 100m.
Five RC holes were completed at the Western Tiger prospect, following-up high-grade gold intersected in AC drilling in April 2021, returning:
2m at 1.45g/t gold from 73m and 5m at 1.59g/t gold from 80m;
1m at 1.42g/t gold from 75m;
5m at 1.95g/t gold from 70m; and
5m at 1.09g/t gold from 69m Including 2m at 1.54g/t gold from 69m.
“Our first RC drilling program at Kanowna East has further highlighted the potential of this gold project,” Metal Hawk managing director Will Belbin said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“Following the company’s nickel sulphide discovery at Berehaven and the successful capital raising in October, the company is very well positioned to continue delivering exploration success across its highly prospective gold and nickel projects.”
Metal Hawk indicated its next stage of RC drilling will follow up the new gold intercepts at Little Lake and Western Tiger and will further explore the poorly tested Archaean bedrock for gold mineralisation.