Great Southern has identified a large-scale mineralised system at its Amy Clarke prospect after receiving detailed 1m split sample results from its late 2021 aircore drill program.

Notable results include a 1m interval grading 33.5 grams per tonne (g/) gold within a broader 5m zone at 8.2g/t gold from a depth of 33m at 21ACAC014 while multi-element, bottom of hole analysis results  indicates pathfinder elements that are typical of a large-scale mineralised gold system.

Great Southern Mining (ASX:GSN) said the newly discovered shallow gold intersections have excellent correlation with kilometre-scale gold in soil and immobile pathfinder elements in bottom of hole results and form a newly defined mineralised trend.

Importantly, the high-grade bedrock intersections suggest that the source of the gold anomalies is close by with the company set to use bottom of hole analysis results to vector in on deeper drill targets and additional targets along strike.

“These high-grade gold results discovered in the Amy Clarke area, are in line with those found in gold deposits throughout the Goldfields, indicating that Amy Clarke may host a gold deposit of economic significance,” technical consultant Marcus Willson said.

“The bottom of hole multi-element analysis and 1m gold assay data from the mineralised aircore intervals clearly map out the mineralised system over a strike length of approximately 4km.”

Executive chairman John Terpu added that Great Southern was effectively the first company to drill the Amy Clarke area since Sons of Gwalia undertook shallow RAB drilling in 1993 and that he was proud of the geological team who have spent the last year progressing the area from a conceptual target to an area with high-grade gold intersections and mineralisation mapped to a strike length of 4km.

Aircore drilling results and next steps

The 172-hole aircore program was highly successful with multiple holes encountering gold anomalism that forms a coherent gold trend.

This trend correlates well with the previously identified gold in soil trend and can be traced north-south through the prospect and every drill line, with the exception of one, intersected gold anomalism.

A geology mapping exercise is poised to take place over the Amy Clarke/Ogilvies area this month to follow-up on the regional drill results in the area, eview the anomalous trends and further refine regional target areas.

Once completed, the company will finalise an appropriate drill design.

This article was developed in collaboration with Great Southern Mining, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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