Drilling is part of a larger campaign with the majority of the program testing potential northern extensions to the company’s 2018 Hub discovery.
NTM Gold completed 65 holes to the north of the Hub for 4,785 metres of the 8,000-metre program with the Nambi North and Aliso areas also tested.
NTM Gold managing director Andrew Muir said: “The results from testing the northern extensions of Hub has delivered some remarkable results demonstrating that the mineralisation continues for at least another 500 metres and remains open, growing the Hub footprint substantially.
“Initial aircore drilling is underway with deeper follow-up reverse circulation drilling planned for May, which will give crucial information to the extent of the mineralisation.
"Should results be positive, the company will undertake more detailed drilling with the aim of defining an initial resource estimate towards the end of 2019.”
The assay results demonstrate the potential for the Hub prospect to host significant mineralisation.
Better results include:
- 10 metres at 23.3 g/t from 55 metres;
- 5 metres at 2.9 g/t from 20 meters;
- 5 meters at 2.9 g/t from 75 metres; and
- 10 metres at 9 g/t from 65 metres.
This latest drilling has defined a mineralised corridor north of the original Hub mineralised zone of at least 500 metres length in addition to the plus 300-metre strike length of the original Hub discovery.
Two follow-up infill aircore lines are underway between several of the first pass 200-metre spaced lines to better define the mineralised zone, with results due in the next few weeks.
Following the infill drilling, the company’s plan is to undertake RC drilling on the northern mineralisation to test the depth extent and refine understanding of the grade distribution and geology.
Beyond that, a more detailed resource style drill out is scheduled in the second half of the year with a view to generating a maiden resource at Hub, which will incorporate the northern and southern components.