The company has completed the drilling ahead of schedule with all samples dispatched to the laboratory for priority analysis.
Focus on four areas
This reverse circulation (RC) drilling program focused on four main areas:
- Harmonic - testing 650-metre-long gold in soil anomaly, expanding on the 180 metres strike length of shallow gold mineralisation already defined by earlier RC drilling;
- Creasy 1 - RC drilling to test along strike from 19RVRC001 which intercepted 15 metres at 3.8 g/t gold from 49 metres including 1-metre at 54 g/t;
- Red Bush – three holes tested a strong gold in soil anomaly along strike from 20RVRC045 which intersected gold earlier in the year; and
- Maynard Intrusion – initial drill testing focused on gold in soil anomalies that were identified following the recent geochemistry campaign.
Results available soon
Twenty Seven CEO Ian Warland said: “Due to higher drill production than expected, the latest round of RC drilling at Rover is finished and samples are being fast-tracked through the laboratory.
“Results from the first part of the drilling at Harmonic will be released first to the market as soon as they are available, with the other results to follow soon after.”
Assay results for the first five holes should be completed within the next fortnight.
Drilling at Harmonic
The RC drilling campaign at Harmonic was designed to follow-up previous significant results.
The focus is to test new anomalous gold results at the Rover Project, following on from TSC’s auger drilling and soil geochemical programs.
At Harmonic, the prospective target area has been tripled to around 650 metres by the discovery of a 1.77 g/t gold rock chip that is around 400 metres northwest of the nearest RC drill holes.
Mt Dimer field trip
At TSC’s new Mt Dimer Project a reconnaissance field trip is set to take place shortly in preparation for future drilling.
Warland said: “Meanwhile a reconnaissance field trip to TSC’s new Mt Dimer Project is set to begin in coming days, in preparation for future drill testing.”