Bryah Resources Ltd (ASX:BYH) has received encouraging gold results from drilling at Windalah within Bryah Basin Project in central Western Australia, which show similarities to Westgold Resources Ltd (ASX:WGX) nearby Yarlarweelor deposit.
Preliminary results of up to 6 metres at 1.56 g/t from 51 metres, including 3 metres at 2.71 g/t have been received from recent reverse circulation (RC) drilling at Windalah prospect which is around 140 kilometres north of the town of Meekatharra.
There were 11 RC drill holes completed for 2,015 metres at three locations – Windalah and Mars prospects and at an electromagnetic (EM) conductor target.
The style of mineralisation and alteration observed in the latest drilling appears comparable with the Yarlarweelor deposit, which is part of Westgold's Fortnum Gold Project, around 30 kilometres northwest of Windalah.
Results used to plan next drilling
Managing director Neil Marston said: “One of the program’s aims was to test for extensions of gold mineralisation intersected in limited earlier drilling.
“Preliminary results confirm the existence of gold mineralisation at the Windalah prospect and we are looking forward to receiving the final set of gold assay results in the coming weeks.
“Geologically the Windalah prospect looks very similar to the Yarlarweelor deposit, part of Westgold’s Fortnum Gold Project.
“From this drilling, the company is refining its understanding of the geology and distribution of gold and copper mineralisation at Windalah and we will be doing more drilling shortly.
“This information will be used to plan the next series of follow-up drill holes over the coming weeks.”
Seven holes drilled at Windalah
Holes have been sampled at 1-metre intervals with 3-metre composite samples initially being submitted for analysis
The 1-metre samples for all composite intervals containing significant gold mineralisation will be submitted this week for laboratory analysis.
Seven new holes were drilled at Windalah, and apart from the 6-metre intersection, other encouraging results are:
- 14 metres at 1.02 g/t, including 2 metres at 2.37 g/t from 184 metres;
- 3 metres at 2.41 g/t; and
- 5 metres at 0.94 g/t and 9 metres at 0.62 g/t gold.
Anomalous copper mineralisation was also intersected in two drill holes with some individual 3-metre composite samples assaying more than 1,000ppm copper such as:
- 9 metres at 747ppm copper and 6 metres at 796ppm; and
- 9 metres at 878ppm.
Additional drilling is required to follow the steeply plunging high-grade gold mineralisation at Windalah, which is open at depth, and to determine the lateral extent of the high-grade gold, particularly to the southeast along the prospective horizon.
Further drilling to investigate the copper mineralisation intersected in several holes at Windalah (BBRC047, BBRC056 and BBRC057) is also warranted.
Planning for the next drilling program is underway.