Austin Metals secures ‘breakthrough’ geologist as key air-core drill commences
Austin Metals appoints new technical consultant, begins major aircore drill program across WA gold project in the highly-prospective Murchison metals province.
Austin Metals (ASX:AYT) has spruced-up its technical team with the appointment of experienced geologist Glenn Martin as a key consultant.
Martin has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry and most recently served as Musgrave Minerals (ASX:MGV) chief geologist, where he played a key part in the discovery of the high-grade Starlight and White Heat gold deposits. Interestingly, Starlight and White Heat are directly adjacent to Austin Metals name sake Austin Gold Project, circa 2kms from the tenement border.
Martin also held senior exploration roles at De Grey (ASX:DEG), Shaw River Resources, Chinese giant SinoGold, and Normandy Mining, as well as a range of other leading companies as an independent consultant.
AYT technical consultant Leo Horn said the company was extremely pleased to welcome Martin onto the team.
“At Musgrave, Glenn was instrumental in several breakthroughs very close to the Austin Metals tenement border to the west.
“His intimate knowledge of the geology in the district will greatly assist in unlocking the hidden potential at Austin.”
Mobilisation of aircore drilling at the Shadow target areas is now underway, with an aircore drilling program comprising a total of 1,500 – 2,000m of drilling.
The program is expected to be completed by the end of March following a review of newly processed gravity images and geochemistry which has highlighted five exciting high-priority undrilled targets that could be indicative of alteration and veining associated with gold mineralisation.
These targets are on existing POW permits, facilitating Austin’s decision to conduct a first pass program to test these five targets.
A multitude of other structures and targets have been identified that will now require reconnaissance field work to refine these targets and also to submit new POW’s for a second round of aircore drill testing in the coming months.
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