THE DRILL SERGEANT: Miramar Resources (ASX: M2R) reported results from recently completed aircore drilling at the company’s 80 per cent-owned Gidji JV project near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Miramar Resources said the new assay results, from 1 metre re-splits of the Phase 2 aircore drilling campaign, have upgraded the prospectivity of the Gidji project, with all four targets now containing multiple aircore holes with results over one gram per tonne gold.
At the Marylebone target, three consecutive aircore holes on one drill section have now returned results greater than 1.5g/t gold, including a high-grade result of:
2 metres at 7.7g/t gold, including 1m at 13.57g/t gold.
At the Piccadilly target, hole GJAC251 returned a thick zone of supergene gold and arsenic anomalism immediately adjacent to hole GJAC058, which ended in 4.53g/t gold.
Other results included:
3m at 1.94g/t gold from 44-47m, including 1m at 5.21g/t gold;
1m at 1.17g/t gold from 46-47m;
3m at 1.22g/t gold from 54-57m, including 1m at 2.82g/t gold; and
1m at 1.78g/t gold from 49-50m.
“After two phases of relatively wide-spaced aircore drilling across the granted tenements, all four targets have developed into coherent gold anomalies with associated pathfinder anomalism indicating a potential relationship to primary mineralisation,” Miramar Resources executive chairman Allan Kelly said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“Notably, most significant gold results to date have come from sample intervals at depths of greater than 50 metres vertically below surface, whilst the average depth of historic drilling across the Gidji project is only about 40 metres.”
Miramar’s next stage in exploration at Gidji will involve systematic deeper drill testing of the targets with the aim of outlining bedrock gold mineralisation.
The company is currently waiting on assay results from RC and Phase 3 aircore programs recently completed at Gidji.
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