Drilling is now underway at Great Southern Mining’s ‘Southern Star’ target, seeking to build on impressively thick, shallow and high grade gold hits like 15m @ 6.5 g/t.

The new drilling program at Duketon will continue over the next few months with an initial 4,500m committed at both ‘Southern Star’ and the adjacent ‘One Weight Wonder’.

These targets are part of Great Southern Mining’s (ASX:GSN) 450sqkm Duketon project in the tightly-held Duketon Greenstone Belt north in WA.

Like major miner Regis Resources – which controls most of the rest of the Duketon Belt — Great Southern believes there are multimillion ounce monsters to be found here.


Southern Star

‘Southern Star’ is only 4km along strike from the 390,000oz Ben Hur Deposit and further along strike from the >1Moz Rosemount Deposit, both mined by Regis.

Southern Star was most recently explored by the previous owner in 2017-18 via a program that unearthed significant high-grade gold.

Highlight results from this program included:

  • 15m @ 6.5 g/t gold incl. 4m @ 23.3 g/t
  • 50m @ 1.8 g/t gold incl. 5m @ 9.2 g/t Au and 6m @ 2.9 g/t
  • 50m @ 1.6 g/t gold incl. 17m @ 3.8 g/t
  • 34m @ 2.3 g/t gold incl. 12m @ 5.3 g/t
  • 25m @ 2.5 g/t gold incl. 5m @ 10.7 g/t

Thick, shallow and high grade – that’s everything you want in a gold intercept.

Mineralisation occurs within 4m of surface in places and high grades are seen throughout the broader mineralisation.

Mineralisation remains open both to the north, south and down dip.

The fact these exceptional exploration results were yielded from less than 10,000m of RC drilling highlights the potential for additional mineralisation to be discovered, the company says.

Great Southern chief exec Sean Gregory says current drilling is just the start.

“We also intend to test the first of our regional exploration targets including the nearby One Weight Wonder prospect,” he says.

“Beyond that we are finalising our plans to extend the drilling campaign to other regional prospects across our broader 450km2 Duketon Project.”


One Weight Wonder

One Weight Wonder is a coherent 1km long gold anomaly less than 1km from Southern Star.

The anomaly was defined by 3 RAB drill intersections from 1995 that ran 4m @ 2.7 g/t Au from 28m, 4m @ 1.7 g/t Au from 28m, and 4m @ 1.5 g/t Au from 12m.

Amazingly, these significant intersections have not been followed up until now.

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

This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.