Zenith confirms thick, high grades up to 199g/t gold at Split Rocks
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Special Report: Resample results from recent 81-hole aircore drill program at the Split Rocks gold project in WA have reconfirmed — and even upgraded — spectacular high-grade gold results at four prospect areas.
In early August, Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) reported thick, shallow and high grade intercepts at four separate prospects, including 16m at 6.3g/t at ‘Dulcie North’.
Aircore is a quick and cost-effective way to drill soft ground, making it ideal for shallow ‘first pass’ exploration drill programs.
Explorers will then often undertake more detailed 1m ‘resample’ assays to confirm the initial 4m composite (combined) assay results from these aircore programs.
For Zenith, this resampling has confirmed, and upgraded, these initial results at the Dulcie North, Dulcie Laterite Pit, Estrela, and Dulcie Far North prospects.
At Dulcie North, new results include 32m at 9.4 g/t gold, including 9m at 31.4 g/t.
The highest individual 1m sample returned 199.2 g/t gold.
This initial aircore drill program has been a great success, says Zenith chief exec Mick Clifford.
“The new assays from 1m re-splits of the initial 4m composite samples confirm and, in several instances, upgrade the tenor of gold mineralisation previous reported at Split Rocks,” he says.
“It is not often that such strong gold results are returned from four separate targets within a single drill campaign.”
A ~120-hole aircore drill program testing the open target areas close to these recent results will kick off early this month, with Dulcie Laterite Pit the initial target.
“’Step out’ (extensional) drilling south of the very shallow Dulcie Laterite Pit is now a very high priority as this zone remains open for over 900m of strike,” Clifford says.
“We’ll also move on to test another high-conviction target located 4km west of Dulcie Far North, whilst we work through the permitting process to allow follow-up drilling at Estrela, Dulcie North and Dulcie Far North.”
A further 8 of the expanded 18 targets generated by Zenith extending over 18km of ‘strike’ at Split Rocks are yet to have first pass drill testing.
Drilling for these areas is planned in Q4 2020.