If it wasn’t clear that Southern Cross is onto something special at its Sunday Creek project, maybe the discovery of a new gold zone might do the trick.

Step-out drilling below old workings at the historic Golden Dyke mine area intersected a thick 48.9m interval grading 3 grams per tonne (g/t) gold equivalent (2g/t gold and 0.64% antimony) including seven high-grade intervals with abundant visual gold in a new shoot.

Along with recent drilling highlighting Southern Cross Gold’s (ASX:SXG) understanding of Sunday Creek, the latest gold zone demonstrates that multiple mineralised areas are present over a 700m strike at Sunday Creek.

“Over the last two weeks we have tripled the extent of high-grade zones drilled at Sunday Creek and SDDSC049 delivers yet another >100 g/t x m AuEq, with 19 drillholes now exceeding this threshold on the project – an exceptional hit rate,” managing director Michael Hudson said.

“Sunday Creek keeps on beating expectations with high grade mineralisation now identified in our first drilling under the most productive historic mine on the project at Golden Dyke.

“With three high grade areas now drilled over a 700m strike at Golden Dyke, Rising Sun and Apollo we are witnessing the unveiling of a significant mineral system that keeps on delivering grade, scale and width in spades.”

Golden Dyke and other drilling

The drilling is the company’s first test under the most productive historic mining area with SDDSC049 drilled 35m below the workings and 160m below the previously drilled hole CRC020, which returned 54m at 1.9g/t AuEq from surface.

Notably, historic drilling had extended mineralisation 500m west to the Christina mine that was worked last century and completely undrilled areas 10km to the northeast through historic mining areas at Leviathan, Consols, Aftermath and Tonstal.

Meanwhile, drilling at Rising Sun returned a 21.5m hit grading 15g/t gold equivalent (SDDSC0461) while hole SDDSC0331 at Apollo returned 119.2m at 3.2g/t gold and 0.4% antimony,

Two rigs are currently drilling holes SDDSC050 and SDDSC052 at Apollo and Rising Sun while holes SDDSC048A and SDDSC051 are being geologically processed and analysed.

Of particular interest is drill hole SDDSC050, designed to drill the Rising Sun shoot in a previously untested west to east orientation.

Preliminary visual log of the hole indicates that the Rising Sun shoot was intersected around 350 m with multiple zones of mineralisation occurring from 393 to 590 m with visible gold noted in certain restricted zones.

Further drilling will now be prioritised at Golden Dyke.

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

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