The 2023 field season has commenced at West Wits Mining’s Mt Cecelia project in WA, by farm-in partner, Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX).

The plan is to investigate the source of the SGC_1 target’s EM anomaly and to augment comprehension of the nature and extent of the significant gold mineralisation intersected in drill holes which returned:

  • 82m at 0.51g/t gold from 128m, including 24m at 0.95g/t gold from 150m (WEWI0004); and
  • 56m at 0.55g/t gold from 194m, including 20m at 0.93g/t gold from 194m.

RTX will conduct a Downhole Electromagnetic (DHEM) survey at the target across all four holes drilled in 2022 to guide the diamond drill testing of the SGC_1 target using existing heritage cleared areas – with drilling expected to commence later in the 2023 season.

Insights will direct planned diamond drilling

“The Mt Cecelia Ground Exploration Program should enhance our understanding of Mt Cecelia Project’s anomalies, providing valuable insights that will direct our Diamond Drilling Campaign planned for later this year,” West Wits Mining (ASX:WWI) CEO and MD Jac van Heerden said.

“The promising results from our Maiden Drilling Campaign at the SGC_1 target have given us great confidence in the potential of the project.

“As we move forward, we see an opportunity to re-interpret targets SGC_2 to SGC_8, based on the positive outcomes thus far.”

The diamond drilling will recover solid core which will assist in a better understanding of the prevailing geology and mineralisation, as well as provide better information on possible geological structures present.

RTX may also plan access requirements for future drill tests which may Include further drilling at SGC_1 outside of existing heritage cleared areas and further assessment of the targets SGC_2 to SGC_8.




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


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