Emu NL (ASX:EMU) has drilled significant gold intercept from its Badja Project near Yalgoo in Western Australia.
First assay returns have been received from selected drill hole intervals from Emu’s Stage 3 drilling programme completed in April 2022.
The results highlight a continuation of high-grade gold intercepted at depth in the north-plunging ore shoot of the historic Gnows Nest Mine.
The programme has confirmed the Flying Emu prospect discovery with Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling intercepting broad gold mineralisation hosted in quartz veining within sheared mafics in a mafic-sedimentary sequence.
The Flying Emu prospect is located along the same geological and structural controls that define the Monte Cristo and Watertank Hill prospects and lies approximately 1,000m northwest of Monte Cristo.
Emu completed its Stage 3 drilling campaign under budget and ahead of schedule at the end of April 2022. The programme included 2,486m of RC drilling and 7,258 of aircore drilling. The RC drilling focussed on testing depth and lateral extensions to known mineralisation at Gnows Nest, Watertank Hill and Monte Cristo, as well as testing new targets at the Flying Emu prospect.
The programme also tested anomalous tungsten zones located to the west of the Monte Cristo prospect along the prospective granite-greenstone contact.
The Aircore (AC) drilling programme was designed to follow up on anomalous gold and multielement pathfinder geochemistry identified from EMU’s comprehensive soil sampling programme conducted in H2 2021,
The AC drilling was directed largely over regional target areas within the wider Badja project. All samples from the Stage 3 drilling programme have been dispatched to Nagrom Laboratories for assessment and results are expected to be released progressively over the next eight to 10 weeks
“Our Badja Project continues to deliver on its significant gold prospectivity with the latest RC drill programme intercepting more high-grade gold from the north plunging ore shoot at the Gnows Nest ore body,” the company’s directors said.
“Pleasingly, another discovery of a shallow broad gold zone at the Flying Emu prospect indicates further prospectivity in the northern extension of the Monte Cristo gold trend. These are first results from our 9,744m Stage 3, RC and AC drilling programme. We eagerly await further results as they are processed and come to hand.”
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