Strategic Tenement Applications Secured
Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX: RTR) has secured 100% of strategic tenement applications E20-0967 and E59-2443, which now form part of the Western Queen Project within the Yalgoo Mineral field of Western Australia.
Managing Director Shane Sikora said the new tenements add significantly to the company’s exploration holdings.
“The Western Queen main project area (M59/45 & M59/208) hosts a 5.5km north-south trending mineralised shear zone (Western Queen Shear Zone) up to 50 metres wide which holds a series of historic high-grade gold deposits including the Western Queen Central Open Pit Mine which produced 660,000t @ 8.9 g/t Au for 190,000oz,” Mr Sikora said.
“Rumble secured the strategic tenement applications E20-0967 and E59-2443, which contain the highly prospective contiguous north and south mineralised shear zone extensions of the Western Queen Main Project area, expanding the strike by over 500% to 35km, covering the entire Warda Warra Greenstone belt. T
“he Greenstone belt is relatively underexplored as it remains concealed under transported cover with no previous drilling testing the inferred position of the Western Queen Shear Zone north and south along strike from the main Western Queen Project area.
“Rumble is currently completing an exciting 12,000m metre drill programme at the main Western Queen Project area, targeting high-grade resources extensions at depth at the Western Queen Central Deposit and multiple new high- grade gold shoots along the Western Queen sheer zone.
“The new tenements provide an expansive new area for targeting further high-grade gold discoveries.”
Permits E20-0967 and E59-2443 host the Warda Warra Greenstone Belt in the Murchison Province of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton and more significantly, cover the north and south strike extent of the highly mineralised Western Queen Shear Zone (WQSZ). The WQSZ is 40-50m in width and hosts a series of high-grade gold structures including the Western Queen Central Deposit (historic production of 190,000oz @ 8.9Au).
Interpretation by Rumble of drilling data and airborne magnetics has inferred the WQSZ parallels the main Warda Warra Greenstone Belt north and south of the main Western Queen Project area (see image 2). No drilling has tested the inferred position of the WQSZ along strike from the main Western Queen Project area. E20-0967 and E59-2443 are tenement applications and Rumble is now progressing them to grant.