Arrow Minerals (ASX:AMD) has intersected further gold mineralisation in multiple holes during shallow-fence-line drilling at T2d and T6 prospects within the Strickland Gold Project northwest of Kalgoorlie.
A total of 174 holes were drilled at T6 for 8,500 metres with results from the first batch released in November 2018.
Results from the remaining holes have now been received with gold mineralisation intersected in nearly all holes along a 700-metre-long BIF-contact at T6a prospect.
At T2d prospect, 80 shallow aircore holes were drilled for 3,500 metres across a 3-kilometre-long sheared granite adjacent to the edge of the South Elvire greenstone belt.
Best assays include:
T6a – 3 metres at 1.1 g/t from 25 metres and 3 metres at 0.9 g/t from 52 metres;
T6c – 12 metres at 0.4 g/t from 28 metres including 3 metres at 0.9 g/t from 37 metres;
T6d – 3 metres at 2.3 g/t from 22 metres; and
T2d – 3 metres at 0.7 g/t from 10 metres.
Drilling at T6 was designed to test several gold targets defined by detailed soil sampling, previous wide-spaced aircore drilling and lithostructural mapping.
Drilling started over the T6c mineralised corridor followed by fence lines over T6a, T6b and T6d.
Gold mineralisation was confirmed over a 600-metre strike length and remains open to the west.
The T2 prospect is within the South Elvire greenstone belt adjacent to the regionally significant Evanston Shear.
Arrow completed 80 shallow aircore holes at T2d, which is defined by a 3-kilometre-long gold-in-soil anomaly directly overlying a sheared granite to the edge of the belt.
Drilling was undertaken on 200-metre spaced lines to an average depth of 45 metres across the sheared granite with gold mineralisation intersected in most holes.
Several holes returned 0.5 g/t within 15 metres of surface with gold mineralisation confirmed along the entire 3-kilometre strike.
During 2018 the company acquired several project-wide data sets including geology, geochemistry and geophysics and is planning to use the exploration data to identify high-priority drill targets for 2019.
In addition to follow-up drill programs at T1, T2, T6 and T8 prospects, Arrow will begin first pass drilling at Yerilgee South including the large T11 and T14 prospects.
- Jessica Cummins