THE DRILL SERGEANT: Vango Mining (ASX: VAN) presented progress being made during extensional drilling being undertaken at the company’s high-grade, Trident gold deposit at the Plutonic Dome project, in the Mid-West region of Western Australia.
Vango Mining is currently undertaking a deeper, extensional drilling program at Trident, designed to test for repetitions at depth plus extensions to the west, of the deposit’s very high-grade gold mineralised core.
This drilling has intersected a 12 metre thick zone of the mineralised ultramafic rocks that host the Trident deposit from approximately 600 metres below surface in drillhole VTRRCD0029, approximately 750 metres (and 1km down-dip from surface) west of the current very high-grade drill-defined core at Trident.
“This confirms that the mineralised system now extends to at least one kilometre in (down-dip) length, effectively tripling the size of the targeted zone at Trident,” Vango Mining said in its ASX announcement.
Vango has drilled a further five drillholes, including one diamond hole, which also tested the western, up-plunge projection of the high-grade mineralisation at Trident, to further define the mineralisation and extend the resource prior to evaluation of this area as a potential box-cut access point for a decline to the very-high grade core of the Trident gold deposit.
Selected samples from the Trident drilling are being processed and Vango anticipates results will be reported in due course.
No results have been received from these holes to date.