THE DRILL SERGEANT: Miramar Resources (ASX: M2R) informed the market of some interesting drilling results achieved at the company’s 80 per cent owned Gidji Joint Venture project north of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Miramar Resources recently carried out diamond drilling at 8-Mile target, which it claims has confirmed the presence of the Runway Porphyry 60 metres north of the nearest diamond hole while intersecting visible gold in a quartz vein within the hanging wall sediments.
Drill holes GJDD001 and GJDD002 both intersected an intrusive unit which the company has interpreted to represent an extension of the unit that hosts the 314,000 ounces Runway deposit, located immediately south of the Gidji project boundary.
Both holes also intersected numerous quartz/sulphide veins in the hanging wall sandstone unit with several specks of visible gold observed in hole GJDD002 at 124.7m downhole.
Miramar Resources executive chairman Allan Kelly said the first two holes intersected the same geological sequence seen at Runway, to the south.
“Importantly, both holes intersected the Runway porphyry at a shallower depth to that seen to the south, lending weight to the idea of a southerly plunge,” Kelly said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“The fact that we are seeing visible gold and widespread alteration and sulphide mineralisation in our first two diamond holes has us very excited about the potential of this target.”
Miramar’s phase 2 aircore drilling program is progressing, with over 50 per cent of holes completed to date.
Results from EOH samples for phase 1 have recently been received and have upgraded the newly named Piccadilly target, which has a strike length of approximately 850m and remains open along strike.
The company is currently infilling the first phase aircore drilling over this target.
“We look forward to completing these two drill programs and reporting results from both the diamond and aircore drilling across the various targets,” Kelly said.
“We still have about 50 per cent of the project tenements yet to be granted, and these areas hold additional highly prospective targets.”
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