- 16 metres at 2.16 g/t gold, including 7 metres at 3.83 g/t gold in GDD073;
- 13.5 metres at 1.26 g/t gold, including 10.5 metres at 1.43 g/t gold from 146 metres in GDD072; and
- 5 metres at 1.35 g/t gold from 42 metres in GDD076.
Misima Gold Project – Regional target map
Kingston managing director Andrew Corbett said: “Resource definition drilling at Ewatinona continues to deliver excellent drilling results that are expected to have a positive impact on the impending Resource update.
“As announced on 30 March 2020, the Resource definition program within the Quartz Mountain area is now complete, with a number of final assays still awaited.
“These will all be incorporated into the broader Misima Mineral Resource update due in the June Quarter.
“The company has made excellent progress with its development strategy over the last six months, identifying and drill-testing a number of potential starter pit targets.”
Multiple zones of new infill mineralisation
Results from this drilling will be incorporated into the pending resource update, which is expected to be delivered in the June 2020 quarter.
In addition to the potential to expand the current resource, the resource update will also be focused on converting the existing 220,000 ounces Ewatinona inferred resource to the higher-confidence measured and indicated categories, making it available for conversion to ore reserves following the completion of a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the Misima mining operation.
Opportunity for a starter pit
Corbett added: “Ewatinona is now clearly emerging as an ideal opportunity for a starter pit, with an existing 220koz Resource, strong potential for growth, and proximity to infrastructure.
“The impending resource update will help us to validate this concept ahead of the transition to mining studies over the balance of 2020.”