Perth-based exploration company, Anglo Australian Resources NL (Anglo Australian), has revealed the results of a recently completed diamond drilling campaign at its 100 per cent owned Mandilla Gold Project.
Located approximately 75 kilometres south of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, the Mandilla Gold Project lies on the western margin of a porphyritic granite intrusion known as the Mandilla Granite.
The Granite intrudes volcanoclastic sedimentary rocks in the Project area, which forms part of the Spargoville Group.
The Mandilla Gold Project consists of the Mandilla South and Mandilla East Prospects.
At Mandilla East, Anglo Australian has previously identified a bedrock Inferred Resource of 357,000 tonnes at 3.3 grams per tonne of gold for approximately 38,000 contained ounces.
A diamond drilling campaign was recently undertaken by Anglo Australian to gain a better understanding of the geological setting of gold mineralisation at both Mandilla East and Mandilla South.
The campaign was co-funded through a grant provided by the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum under its exploration incentive scheme.
Three holes were drilled for a total of 580 metres of diamond drilling and 153 metres of reverse circulation (RC) pre-collars.
Results of the recent drilling campaign have now been received, and significant bedrock gold was intersected.
MDD003 was drilled within and beneath previous RC drilling which formed part of Mandilla East.
- 1.2 metres at 24.8 grams per tonne of gold (Au) from 65.8 metres.
- 4 metres at 7.1 grams per tonne Au from 87.5 metres.
- 1 metre at 29.1 grams per tonne Au from 115 metres.
- 2.7 metres at 46.1 grams per tonne Au from 123.3 metres.
including 1 metre at 122.3 grams per tonne Au from 124.3 metres.
- 1.4 metres at 7.1 grams per tonne Au from 214.7 metres.
MDD005, at the Mandilla South Prospect, was drilled beneath a supergene gold zone some 300 metres in strike length with values exceeding 5 grams per tonne Au:
- 1 metre at 7.8 grams per tonne Au from 70 metres.
- 6 metres at 3.6 grams per tonne from 98 metres.
- 1 metre at 16.8 grams per tonne from 179 metres.
Both holes have thus far only been sparingly sampled and assayed, with additional results to be received over the coming weeks.
Chairman of Anglo Australian, John Jones, commented that the results of this diamond drilling campaign are ‘very encouraging’.
“With 38,000 ounces of gold already the subject of a Resource at Mandilla East and to now identify the prevalence of thick sections of gold mineralisation with intervals of high-grade gold exceeding 20 grams per tonne Au at depth augurs well for what might well be a significant upgrade.”
“On top of that, to now confirm the presence of significant bedrock mineralisation at Mandilla South, a plus two-kilometre long supergene gold target with a plus 5 grams per tonne Au 300 metre core, is also pretty exciting.”
Mr Jones also took the opportunity to thank the WA Government for its exploration incentive scheme and the technical team involved in this outstanding work.
Anglo Australian further indicates that follow-up RC drilling (comprising some 5,000 metres in 30 holes) will commence as soon as possible.
More information on this announcement can be found here.