THE DRILL SERGEANT: Rox Resources (ASX: RXL) has commenced a substantial drilling program at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Mt Fisher gold project in the north eastern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia.
Rox Resources explained the drilling is targeting shear zone hosted gold mineralisation in mafic / ultramafic bedrock that was delineated by earlier shallower drilling.
The company completed aircore drilling late 2017 (117 holes for 7,322 metres) that returned strong results and helped define RC gold targets at Mt Fisher.
New targets were identified at Damsel South and existing targets were confirmed and upgraded at Dirks and Shiva prospects.
Rox has previously delineated resources of 1.025 million toonnes at 2.7 grams per tonne gold for 89,059 ounces contained gold at the project.
This program is designed to extend these resources and to follow up new target zones.
“The program which comprises RC and Aircore drilling will run for approximately five weeks,” Rox Resources said in its ASX announcement.
“The program aims to discover new zones of bedrock mineralisation and confirm the potential for large shear hosted gold deposits.”