Great Western Exploration Ltd (ASX:GWE) has intersected gold in four of six holes during drilling at the May Queen and Harris Find prospects within its Yandal West Gold Project in Western Australia.
The results, which feature 4 metres at 3.06 g/t gold from 20 metres, confirm continuous gold mineralisation at both the Harris Find and May Queen prospects.
At Harris Find, the gold mineralisation remains open to the south and high-grade rock chips indicate that the gold mineralisation continues at least a further 120 metres south of the drilling.
At May Queen, drilling intersected 4 metres at 1.2 g/t gold from surface in a hole located 100 metres from the previously reported 4 metres at 2.51 g/t gold.
Analysis work to determine presence of VMS style mineralisation
The company will use the assay samples along with historical data to determine the potential for VMS-style mineralisation.
The semi-massive sulphides and micro veining within the gold at Harris Find is typically associated with a feeder zone related to VMS mineralisation.
If the presence of VMS style mineralisation can be established, then the exploration strategy at Yandal West will be refined accordingly.
This would likely include airborne electromagnetic (EM) over the project area aimed at identifying geophysical targets.
Targeting shear zones at Yandal West
At both prospects, drilling is targeting near-surface high-grade gold associated with the Harris Find Shear Zone (HFSZ).
A total of 21 kilometres of highly prospective shearing that remains largely unexplored has been identified at Yandal West Gold Project.