Testing Key Gold And Nickel Targets East Of Kalgoorlie
Kairos Minerals Ltd (ASX: KAI) has kicked off a programme of Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling at its 100%- owned Roe Hills Project in Western Australia, the first drilling to be undertaken at the project in a number of years.
The programme, comprising approximately 3,000m of RC drilling in total, has commenced at the Caliburn gold target.
The Talc Lake prospect will then be drilled, to follow up previous significant nickel sulphide results and to test a new interpreted ultramafic unit. The rig will then be moved to the Black Cat prospect area to test a recently generated gold-in-soil anomaly.
Executive Chairman, Terry Topping, said Kairos is also conducting an Ultrafine+ soil sampling programme across the Roe Hills Project area to assist with the generation of additional drill targets.
“It’s great to have a rig spinning once again at Roe Hills, with the 3,000m Reverse Circulation program foreshadowed in March now well and truly underway,” Mr Topping said.
“The Ausdrill RC rig is on site and already well into the program, with the initial focus at the highly prospective Caliburn gold target, located near Silver Lake Resources’ French Kiss gold deposit.
“Our drilling will revisit some previous broad anomalous intercepts within a significant shallow gold zone that remains open in all directions. The rig will then test a significant nickel sulphide target at Talc Lake and then move on to test the extensive gold-in-soil anomaly at Black Cat. In parallel with the drilling, an extensive Ultrafine+ soil sampling programme is also in progress at Roe Hills to help us define additional drill targets.
“In the meantime, our exploration team has been hard at work setting up camp at the Mt York Project in the Pilbara following the cessation of the wet season. The team is already out in the field and has commenced a major new soil sampling program. We are now able to commence the planned 20,000m programme outlined last month directly after the drilling at Roe Hills. We will provide further updates on this in the near future.
“This is the start of an active period for Kairos, with the 2021 exploration field season now stepping up a gear. We are looking forward to seeing what our team can deliver from this next concerted programme of activity across both of our key projects in the Eastern Goldfields and the Pilbara region of WA.”
Kairos is also planning to collect approximately 1,200 Ultrafine+ soil samples at the Roe Hills Project, covering the Caliburn and Talc Lake prospect areas, as well as prospective areas further to the north, south and east.
The programme will be conducted on a 200m line spacing and 50m sampling spacing. The Ultrafine+ soil sampling technique has been developed by CSIRO to explore areas under transported cover, and it is expected that this technique will allow the Company to detect geochemical anomalies over the margins of the salt lakes.