The latest reverse circulation and aircore drill programs were designed to target new gold mineralised fault structures.

Bryah Resources has ticked reverse circulation and aircore drilling program off its list within Western Australia’s Gabanintha Project.

The drilling program comprised 1,871m over 20 holes, 10 of which drill tested the New Hope gold prospect identified in March.

At the time, Bryah (ASX:BYH) said this target returned the high-grade gold result of 10m at 27.5g/t gold from 53m, including 4m at 64.3g/t gold from 54m which also included 1m at 182g/t gold.

Drilling also targeted a recent aircore result, around 1.7km south of New Hope in hole 21GAC013 which returned 9m at 1.43g/t gold from 24m, including 4m at 2.48g/t gold and 0.064% copper from 29m back in October.

Samples are already at the Perth laboratory and assays are expected early in 2022.

Aircore drilling

Drilling was completed on five traverses, crossing the extent of the Lady Alma layered igneous complex within mining lease 51/878 where around 113 holes were completed for a total of 5,539m.

BYH assayed the holes for a full multi-element suite, including whole rock geochemistry, rare earth elements and trace elements from the bottom of hole samples.

This dataset will be applied in studies aimed to determine chemical zonation of the LALIC, to identify horizons that may be prospective for economic metal concentrations such as nickel, copper, chromium, and platinum group elements.

The company said the results will assist in determining the base and the top of the instruction as potential locations for mineralisation.

New gold targets return best intervals

Three new gold targets have been generated on the project and returned the following new intervals:

  • 21GAC113 – 4 metres at 0.54g/t gold from 88 metres (composite sample);
  • 21GAC042 – 1 metre at 0.22% copper and 0.38g/t Au from 12 metres; and
  • 21GAC058 – 4 metres at 0.34g/t gold from 64 metres

BYH says the aircore hole 21GAC113 is found along an interpreted east-west striking fault corridor around 500m west of the New Hope prospect and supports potential for “significant gold mineralisation” in cross cutting fault zones.

Follow up work

Bryah plans to select further archived drilling pups from the project to submit for gold, platinum, and palladium analysis.

Sample selection criteria remains:

  • Proximity to known faults;
  • Elevated copper, barium, arsenic and/or sulphur;
  • Within or close to the high-grade vanadium domain, and
  • Testing continuity along strike or along fault planes around the significant intercepts recently identified




This article was developed in collaboration with Bryah Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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