The Menzies Gold Project near-surface resource has been updated for the Lady Harriet – Bellenger - Warrior System and Selkirk prospects which now totals 233,000 ounces with the Menzies – Goongarrie combined total now sitting at 258,366 ounces.
The new estimates are presented below:
Continuing to increase near-surface resources
Chief executive officer Ed Turner said: “We are very pleased to continue to continue to increase our near surface gold resources whilst at the same time we target deeper higher-grade resources.
“We are investigating profit share arrangements with third parties to potentially mine these shallow resources while we focus on the higher-grade deeper targets.”
Resources at Lady, Harriet and Warrior have increased by 35% since the previous estimate in March 2016.
The Warrior and Bellenger resources are shallow extending from near surface to 120 metres below surface and have the potential to be exploited as open pits.
Resources estimated at Selkirk and Lady Harriet extend below previously mined shallow open pits and may be able to be mined via pit cut-backs.
KWR plans to undertake pit optimisation and economic studies in the coming months to evaluate the potential for open pit mining of these resources.
New estimates based on 2019 drilling
Lady Harriet - Bellenger, Warrior and Selkirk February 2020 Mineral Resource Estimate’s (MRE’s) have been prepared and reported in accordance with the JORC Code (2012).
The new estimates, which were completed by consultant Don Maclean, are based on new drilling by Kingwest Resources in 2019 and re-evaluation and remodelling of the various deposits.
Mineralisation at Lady Harriet-Bellenger is hosted in three main moderately to steeply southwest dipping gold mineralised shear - fracture zones.
At Warrior three gold mineralised lodes have been identified and range from sub vertical in dip to moderately southwest dipping.
The area is variably weathered extending down to between 30 to 45 metres below surface.