Great Northern Minerals Limited’s (ASX: GNM) sampling programme at the Douglas Creek Prospect in Queensland has discovered outcropping high-grade gold-silver-copper mineralisation.
The reconnaissance sampling programme at the Douglas Creek prospect is located in permit EPM 27522, part of GNM’s Golden Ant Project in North Queensland.
Samples were taken from outcrop and float in an area with no known historical workings. The sampling programme was designed to follow up a historic bulk cyanide leach gold (BCL) anomaly, dating from 1988, where sampling returned assays of up to four ppb (parts per billion) Au.
Fifteen samples were taken from outcrop and surface float from an area approximately 900 by 170m.
The majority of samples returned strongly anomalous gold, silver and copper grades of up to 2.0 g/t Au, 88 g/t Ag and 11.0% Cu.
Further soil sampling and rock chip sampling will be carried out in June to follow up this exciting new discovery.
“The recently completed sampling programme at Douglas Creek has returned outstanding results of up to 2.0 g/t Au, 84 g/t Ag and 11.0% Cu,” CEO and Managing Director, Cameron McLean, said.
“The sampling programme was designed to follow up highly anomalous BCL Au sampling results from 1988. The majority of samples returned highly anomalous gold, silver and copper grades from an area of no known historical workings over an area of approximately 900 by 170m.
“We intend to follow up these exciting results with a detailed soil sampling program and further rock chip sampling planned to take place in June.”
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