RC Drilling Confirms High-Grade Aircore Hits
Kingwest Resources (ASX:KWR) has successfully confirmed previous Aircore drilling success at the Goongarrie gold project in Western Australia.
CEO, Ed Turner, said composite RC assays from Gongarriue have intersected high-grade thick supergene mineralisation following on from the initial aircore discovery in target A9.
“Significant mineralisation was also intersected in an RC hole 200m along strike to the south and in previous aircore drilling over approximately 1km to the south. We have not drilled to the north yet, so this indicates a potentially large mineralised system.
“We now eagerly await the track mounted aircore rig to test the high priority targets A1 – A3 and A10 beneath the lake in the northern part of the project which is scheduled to commence in early August.”
Composite assays have been received from the initial 1,196m Goongarrie Gold Project (GGP) RC programme. Single metre sample assays are pending.
A full interpretation of the significance of the drill results is not possible until all single metre assays have been received. These are expected in approximately three to four weeks.
The results to date include 8m @ 4.94 g/t Au from 72m within 20m @ 2.55 g/t Au from 72m in KGR001 which is the hole immediately to the east of, and up dip from, the discovery aircore hole that included 6m @ 17.2 g/t Au from 94m within 38m @ 3.1 g/t Au from 62m in KGA038.
The aircore hole KGA039 immediately to the east of KGR001 also includes 4m @ 2.5 g/t Au within the supergene blanket. Base of complete oxidation (BOCO) and top of fresh rock (TOFR) show the relatively deep weathering in this area.
Although much of the highgrade mineralisation is supergene enriched, mineralised quartz veins were also logged in KGR001, KGA038 and KGA039 within or immediately beneath these supergene zones.
Significant mineralisation was also intersected in most holes including KGR006 approximately 200m south of KGR001 and 180m south of KGR007 with no drilling yet between these lines.
These holes are located within Target A9 which lies at the southern end of the GGP and immediately along strike from Ardea Gold’s Aphrodite North Prospect as well as approximately 7km north from Bardoc Gold’s 1.7Moz Aphrodite Deposit.
Kingwest has significantly progressed exploration of the previously inaccessible major part of the Goongarrie project that lies beneath the Lake Goongarrie salt lake.
A high-resolution aeromagnetic study has been completed over the western half of Lake Goongarrie and a few of the resulting litho-structural targets have been tested by a program of deep geochemical pitting. This deep pitting programme was limited in extent due to the difficulty of necessarily sampling beneath a gypsum layer, but it has successfully located several strongly gold-anomalous drilling targets under previously unexplored areas of Lake Goongarrie.
The most promising of these targets to date is the A10 target, which lies at the intersection of a 500m wide NW-trending D4 shear zone with a thick Black Flag Group conglomerate unit.
The geological setting of this target is similar to that of the 6.4Moz Kanowna Belle gold deposit, which lies 80km along strike to the southeast, at the intersection of three NW-trending D4 shears and the hanging wall of the Black Flag Group Golden Valley Conglomerate. Deep pitting of the new Target A10 has found strong gold anomalism of up to 361ppb Au at the lake sediment interface above this conglomerate’s hanging wall contact.
A10 is one of several compelling gold exploration drilling targets found beneath the lake cover.
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