THE DRILL SERGEANT: Middle Island Resources (ASX: MDI) greeted Day One of the Diggers & Dealers forum in Kalgoorlie by releasing assay results for the first diamond hole of a recently completed, Stage 1, resource definition drilling program at the Two Mile Hill deposit within the company’s wholly-owned Sandstone gold project in Western Australia.
Middle Island said the recently completed program comprised in-fill, RC pre-collared, NQ diamond drilling (MSDD262- 268) focussed on the upper half of the Two Mile Hill tonalite deeps deposit, between 140m and 420m vertical depth.
“The latter holes were primarily designed to infill the existing drilling within the tonalite, in the process optimising the number of intersections on the adjacent banded iron formation (BIF) units, intruded by the tonalite, which are known to host high grade, pyrite replacement-style gold mineralisation,” Middle Island said in its ASX announcement.
Hole MSDD262 returned an intersection of:
8 metres at 14.5 grams per tonne gold, including 2m at 54g/t gold.
Middle Island completed seven drill holes (MSDD262-MSDD268), comprising 988m of reverse circulation percussion (RC) pre-collars and 1,121.2m of NQ2 diamond core tails at the Two Mile Hill tonalite deeps deposit during July 2018.
The company indicated that due to a high, seasonal volume of samples in the laboratory, complete assay results have only been received for MSDD262.