Aston Minerals Limited (ASX: ASO) has commenced drilling to target the along strike potential of the Edleston Main and Sirola 1.5Moz Maiden Gold Resource in Ontario.
“Gold at Edleston was initially discovered using IP to target chargeability anomalies. Aston’s gold Resource at Edleston Main and Sirola covers 1.8km of strike resulting in a 1.5Moz maiden gold Resource,” Executive Chairman, Tolga Kumova, said.
“The programme we have underway is testing 1.9km of multiple paralleling IP chargeability anomalies, along strike and within the same lithological setting as that of Sirola.
“Sirola mineralization crops out at surface and has been drill tested to a maximum depth of 700m below surface and remains open at depth along strike. At present, Sirola has a strike length of 790m and hosts 906,000oz Au within the maiden Resource. This target we are drilling is 1.9km of what looks like the same material.
“In addition to the 1.9km we are about to drill test, a further 6.2km remains to be tested. Predecessors conducted a limited IP survey along part of this trend and identified a significant amount of paralleling IP chargeability anomalies.
“Within the Cadillac Larder Fault Zone, multiple significant gold deposits ranging from 3.7Moz through to 24Moz exist within a similar setting and it appears that the gold potential of this Project is limited by a function of the drilling conducted to date. We look forward to publishing the results of the exploration as it unfolds.”
Drilling Programme Overview
A total of 14 diamond drill holes for 4,800m have been planned out on a 180m to 320m spacing in order to determine the potential of the IP chargeability anomalies being mineralized. The program has been devised to provide an indication of the overall scale of the system immediately along strike from Sirola which is completely open to the east.
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