Zenith has kicked off a major infill and extensional aircore drill program to test new high-grade gold zones at its Split Rocks project in Western Australia’s Southern Cross region.

This program targets the Dulcie Far North, Dulcie North, Scott’s Grey and Estrella prospects where previous drilling returned near surface results such as 4m at 10.2 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, 12m at 1.7g/t gold and 8m at 1.2g/t gold.

Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) plans to follow up the aircore drilling with deeper reverse circulation drilling on the near surface results and at the adjoining Dulcie targets.

Previous work has already defined a near surface gold mineralised shear zone spanning 3km with the company seeking to define a maiden resource early in 2022.

“We have now identified multiple mineralised structures that extend over a cumulative strike of more than 3km,”Executive  Chairman Peter Bird said.

“This phase focuses on testing the continuity of gold mineralisation within the individual shear zones as we work towards building gold inventory later in the year. At that point real value can be ascribed to the property.”

Split Rocks project

Zenith has identified 18 targets at the Split Rocks project located within the Southern Cross region in the Forrestania greenstone belt about halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie.

The company has tested 12 of these targets, which have returned some intriguing near-surface gold results such as:

Dulcie North – 32m at 9.4g/t gold including 9m at 31.4g/t gold;

Dulcie Laterite Pit – 2m at 14.5g/t gold including 1m at 20.8g/t gold;

Estrela – 2m at 9.8g/t gold;

Dulcie Far North – 5m at 5.6g/t gold including 4m at 6.8g/t gold;

Water Bore – 3m at 6.6g/t gold; and

Scott Grey – 12m at 1.7g/t gold.




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


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