Major Aircore Drilling Programme Underway
Lefroy Exploration Limited (ASX: LEX) has kicked off a major aircore (AC) drilling programme at the Hang Glider Hill (HGH) prospect which is located 50km to the south east of Kalgoorlie.
The area is within the company’s 100% owned Eastern Lefroy tenement package, part of the greater Lefroy Gold Project (LGP).
The prospect is located approximately 17km north west of the company’s priority Lucky Strike prospect and is immediately south of, and adjoins, Silver Lake Resources’ Wombola mining centre
The Eastern Lefroy tenements are proximate to the regional Mt Monger Fault, which is considered to be structurally analogous to other major regional faults in the Kalgoorlie terrain.
The company considers areas along and proximal to the Mt Monger Fault to be prospective for large gold deposits and hence these areas are a major focus for its exploration.
The interpreted position of the Mt Monger Fault is not exposed with the Eastern Lefroy tenement package and early stage aircore drilling provides an effective early stage exploration tool to search for gold systems buried beneath a variable thickness of transported cover.
A major aircore drilling programme at Hang Glider Hill trend. The program is designed to evaluate the entire HGH area that includes multiple gold in auger anomalies that define two strong trends that flank the interpreted position of the Mt Monger Fault.
The (southern) main Hang Glider Hill trend has a strike of 3500m.
The trend is coincident with the locations of the gold nuggets discovered in 2018 and covers a similar package of rocks as that observed at Hang Glider Hill.
The northern anomaly, known as Hang Glider North (HGN), is primarily located in tenement P26/4444 and immediately south of the Wombola open pit. The robust gold anomaly also has a similar north west trend, is approximately 500m in width and 2km in strike and is
Lefroy Managing Director Wade Johnson said the southern and northern gold in auger anomalies will be evaluated with 160m spaced lines with holes at 80m centres. The ground between the two anomalous trends will be evaluated with lines spaced at 320m and holes at 80m centres. A total of 175 holes are planned that will effectively cover the entire HGH area
“it is very pleasing to finally have an aircore drilling program underway at Hang Glider Hill to evaluate the numerous gold in auger anomalies and the gold nugget trend in such an under-explored area so close to Kalgoorlie,” Mr Johnson said. “The program kick starts a larger period of aircore drilling activity for the company exploring newly generated targets that include extensions to the Lucky Strike deposit and Red Dale.”