Carnavale has wrapped up its second reverse circulation drill program targeting recently discovered high-grade lodes at its Kookynie project in Western Australia.

The majority of the 30-hole program totalling 5,210m was focused on the McTavish East prospect with 16 holes, two re-entries and three pre-collars drilled to test extensions to the high-grade zone along strike and at depth.

Previous drilling had returned results such as 16m grading 20.92 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from 161m, 4m at 31.1g/t gold from 96m and 4m at 17.82g/t gold from 78m.

Carnavale Resources (ASX:CAV) completed the remaining nine holes at the McTavish North to follow-up on previous high-grade aircore results.

All samples have been submitted to the laboratory for assay with results expected in mid-June.

“We are delighted to have completed the second RC program at the newly discovered Kookynie East prospect and the first RC holes at McTavish North,” chief executive officer Humphrey Hale said.

“The field team has reacted quickly to the geology and alteration encountered in the RC chips.

“As a result, we have been able to optimise the drilling program to intersect the mineralised structures efficiently and extend the structures down dip and along strike.”

Future plans

The company plans to carry out a separate aircore program to expand the high-grade McTavish East discovery along the 1km long prospective structure between McTavish East and Champion South during the current quarter.

It also intends to mobilise a diamond rig to drill the three diamond tails at McTavish East to test depth extensions to the mineralised structures encountered in recent drilling.




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


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