Drilling in March focused on the Grace prospect and tested several nearby regional targets in similar structural settings with results of up to 3 metres at 7.41 g/t gold from 109 metres at Grace.
Other strong results from the drilling are:
- 2 metres at 7.34 g/t from 34 metres (Grace prospect);
- 12 metres at 1.16 g/t from 59 metres (Grace);
- 2 metres at 18.96 g/t from 48 metres to end of hole (Grace North);
- 4 metres at 1.6 g/t from 56 metres to end of hole (Hill End East); and
- 12 metres at 1.12 g/t from 48 metres (Plant Zone West).
“Multiple high-grade lodes”
Rox Resources managing director Alex Passmore said: “Results of the 2020 drilling continue to rapidly advance our understanding of mineralisation at the Grace prospect, with increasing definition of a pattern of multiple high-grade lodes.
“It's highly encouraging to see step-out drilling identify the same style of mineralisation [Grace North Prospect] 300 metres to the north.”
Drill hole collars and intercepts over aerial photo.
Drilling has confirmed a second high-grade zone of mineralisation below the discovery zone which the company interprets as a series of north-plunging high-grade stacked-lodes that lie within a broader zone of mineralisation within fracture zones inside the margin of the Youanmi granite.
This style of mineralisation was not previously recognised in the Youanmi area, and features similarities to other granite-hosted gold deposits of the Yilgarn Craton such as Granny Smith and King of the Hills.
With a recent relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Western Australia, the company confirms it is planning to re-deploy to site shortly to recommence drilling at the Grace prospect.
A separate program to further explore regional targets is also being planned.
The next phase of Grace drilling will strengthen the work already done and facilitate resource estimation work.