Artemis Resources Ltd (ASX:ARV) has started drilling at the Carlow West Gold Project, with reverse circulation (RC) drilling underway at 11 holes in an area which returned rock chip assays of up to 9.89 g/t gold.
Aircore (AC) drilling is also set to start on July 15, testing the broader 1.8 kilometre-long strike extent of the Carlow West target in the West Pilbara.
The Munni Munni RC drilling of 12 drill holes for 1,928 metres has been completed, with holes spread through the entire upper portion of the mineralisation, to a maximum depth of 200 metres.
Samples are in transit to ALS Global and results are expected in 3-4 weeks.
Carlow West extent to be tested
Executive director Alastair Clayton said the company looked forward to receiving the results of the Munni Munni program.
“We have just kicked off at Carlow West using an RC rig to test, deeper than aircore likely could, across an area of higher inferred gold anomalism.
“Carlow West is a 1.8-kilometre-long gold target and this extent will be tested using the AC rig once that becomes available from a nearby campaign."
Data being analysed
At Paterson Central Gold-Copper Project in the East Pilbara orientation geochemistry results for MMI and Ionic Leach™ are being compiled for statistical analysis and a decision on which assay technique will be used in the final test will be made once the data is analysed.
A total of 457 samples were taken at Paterson Central, to the north of Havieron, before wet weather halted the geochemical sampling program.
Clayton said: “Our Paterson geochem program was truncated by a state-wide rain event in late May.
“Nonetheless a significant number of samples (457) were recovered and we look forward to seeing the results of the MMI versus Ionic LeachTM analysis that is underway.
“Geophysical and structural interpretation are still the key vectoring tools we are utilising in the Paterson and we are making significant progress on both fronts with the assistance of expert geophysics consultants from resource potentials.
“These targets may or may not be analogous to Havieron given there may be multiple emplacement models to explore for regionally.
“We remain on track to complete final drill design as planned and discussions with potential drill contractors suggest no significant changes to the timetable as previously announced.”
The final drill design is set for completion in 3 to 4 weeks.