THE DRILL SERGEANT: Pantoro Limited (ASX: PNR) released initial drilling results from the Scotia deposit, located at the company’s 50 per cent-owned Norseman project in Western Australia.
Pantoro commenced drilling at Scotia in October 2019 and has completed around 27 holes of the planed RC and Diamond drilling program to date.
The Scotia gold deposit is located approximately 25 kilometres south of Norseman and is part of the Scotia Mining Centre that also includes the Taurus, Lady Eleanor and Free Gift deposits that combine for a Mineral Resource estimated to contain approximately 2.43 million tonnes at 5.3 grams per tonne gold for 413,000 ounces of gold.
Scotia is the fourth major mining centre tested by Pantoro at Norseman.
All areas the company has drilled to date have returned excellent results in line with expectations.
Drilling in and around the existing Scotia Mineral Resource has confirmed continuity of mineralisation with intercepts to date including:
4 metres at 44.46 grams per tonne gold , including 1m at 115g/t gold ;
4m at 5.51g/t gold;
2m at 5.33g/t gold;
1m at 7.95g/t gold;
5m at 6.3g/t gold;
1m at 16.6g/t gold;
3m at 4.38g/t gold; and
4m at 3.87g/t gold.
Pantoro is drilling at Scotia targeting infill and extension of the current 413,000-ounce Mineral Resource to approximately 150 metres below surface.
The company’s objective is to define both open pit and future underground mining potential.
Results to the north of the current pit and underground workings have been encouraging and will be followed up in the remainder of the planned program.
“These excellent results come from the fourth deposit that we have drilled at Norseman,” Pantoro managing director Paul Cmrlec said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“Each deposit drilled to date has provided outcomes in line with or exceeding Pantoro’s expectation, demonstrating the outstanding quality of the project.”