The next stage of RC drilling will follow up the new gold intercepts at Little Lake and Western Tiger and will further explore the poorly tested Archaean bedrock for gold mineralisation.

Metal Hawk has hit high-grade gold during a recent maiden reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Kanowna East Project, 8km northeast of Northern Star’s (ASX:NST) Kanowna Belle gold mine in the West Australian goldfields.

The program, consisting of 12 RC holes for a total of 1,325m, was designed to bedrock test a number of broad gold anomalies from Metal Hawk’s (ASX:MHK) recent air core drilling at the Little Lake and Western Tiger prospects.

Drilling results

At Little Lake, six RC holes were drilled for a total of 602m, with significant new gold intercepts returned, including:

  • 4m at 17.8g/t gold from 75m;
  • 1m at 42.7g/t from 76m;
  • 1m at 2.9g/t from 66m; and
  • 5m at 0.52g/t from 100m.

Additionally, five holes were completed at the Western Tiger prospect, following up high-grade gold intersected in AC drilling in April 2021, which included 8m at 4.5g/t gold from 75m.

Notable results returned at Western Tiger include 2m at 1.45g/t from 73m, 5m at 1.59g/t from 80m, 1m at 1.42g/t from 75m, and 5m at 1.95g/t from 70m.

Well-positioned to deliver exploration success

Managing director Will Belbin said this first RC program has highlighted the potential of this gold project.

“Following the company’s nickel sulphide discovery at Berehaven and the successful capital raising in October, Metal Hawk is very well positioned to continue delivering exploration success across its highly prospective gold and nickel projects.”

The next stage of RC drilling will follow up the new gold intercepts at Little Lake and Western Tiger and will further explore the poorly tested Archaean bedrock for gold mineralisation.

Kanowna East Nickel exploration

Western Areas (ASX:WSA) is currently earning-in to the nickel rights at Kanowna East and has kicked off a 4,000m RC program.

This drilling is targeting the buried western margin of the strike-extensive ultramafic unit located approximately 12km south and along strike from the world class Silver Swan nickel sulphide deposit.

RC drilling is designed to test the basal contact position beneath the shallow cover sequence of sand and lake clay.

After drilling has been completed, downhole electromagnetic surveys (DHEM) will be carried out on selected drillholes.

 

 

 

This article was developed in collaboration with Metal Hawk, 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.