Assays for a further two batches of around 1,000 samples at Golden Dome South, within the Big Springs Gold Project in Nevada, US have been returned along the east-west faults identified from gravity data.

The latest results, which includes samples of both 20-30ppb gold and +30ppb gold, are from the Southern Zone of Golden Dome South, which Anova (ASX:AWV) says is typically located along the east-west faulting identified from gravity studies.

About 5,500 samples were collected at Big Springs during 2021 over an area of 17 sqkm, where sampling was designed to evaluate gold mineralisation potential at Jacks Creek, Mac Ridge North, and Golden Dome South.

Surface mapping ahead

Consistency between historical soil gold anomalies and identified in-situ gold mineralisation is affirmed by historical drilling results, such as the historical intersection of 6.1m at 2.79g/t gold, which is around 500m to the north of this southern zone at Golden Dome South.

Looking ahead, Anova has a surface mapping program planned as soon as conditions permit, to refine the identified gold anomalies and provide enhanced targeting for planned future drilling activities at Golden Dome South.

RC drilling

With 15 holes completed for a total of 2,620m – including greenfield targets Crusher Zone South and Beadles Creek – AWV expects further assays towards the end of January and early February.

Drilling was stopped earlier than planned due to the weather conditions, however the two main greenfield targets were tested, including Crusher Zone South and Beadles Fault to find repeat ore bodies in between Beadles Creek and South Sammy.

Encouraging Carlin gold mineralisation indicators such as sulphide mineralisation and argillic alteration were observed from the RC chips.

One hole designed to follow up the 401-deposit drilling intersection of 10.85m at 3.96g/t in 2020 was completed as well.

The fully permitted 11 holes with a total of 2,500m will be continued to drill in 2022.




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


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