Kingwest Resources Ltd (ASX:KWR) has received high-grade results described as "spectacular", including 1-metre at 107 g/t from 88 metres, in shallow resource drilling at the Menzies Gold Project in Western Australia.
A further 31 resource definition and exploration reverse circulation (RC) holes for 2,880 metres have been completed within the Lady Shenton System and First Hit system and assays have now been received for KWR095-KWR108.
Further results are expected over the coming weeks for the remaining 17 holes with assays pending.
Other strong results include:
- 5 metres at 13.8 g/t from 122 metres, including 2 metres at 31.8 g/t from 123 metres;
- 2 metres at 18.1 g/t from 44 metres, including 1 metre at 34.8 g/t from 44 metres;
- 3 metres at 8.2 g/t from 35 metres;
- 4 metres at 5.4 g/t from 17 metres, including 1 metre at 16.5 g/t from 19 metres;
- 1 metre at 22.4 g/t from 82 metres; and
- 2 metres at 10.1 g/t from 95 metres.
The resource definition program has been extended with a further 80 RC holes for around 8,000 metres remaining to be drilled as well as 2,000 metres of greenfield exploration drilling at various Menzies targets.
This program is set for completion during 2020.
Lady Shenton System
Drilling is spread across the First Hit, Lady Shenton, Lady Harriet and Yunndaga Systems.
To date 73 RC holes (KWR053–KWR125) have been completed for a total of 6,884 metres.
Within the Lady Shenton System an additional 24 RC holes (KWR102–KWR125) have been drilled for 2,160 metres at the Pericles and Stirling deposits.
There is potential for the Pericles lodes to join with the Lady Shenton lodes and further drilling is underway to test this area, including testing of potential depth extensions.
Assays from the remaining holes which were drilled into the Stirling Lodes (KWR110–KWR125) are pending.
First Hit System
Within the First Hit System seven additional RC holes (KWR095–KWR101) have been completed for 720 metres.
Three of these were exploration holes along strike to the northwest of the Selkirk deposit.
Additional results from some single metre re-splits are awaited and integrated into an updated mineral resource estimate for the Selkirk Gold deposit, with the size of the current mineral resource (JORC code 2012) expected to increase.
Drilling is ongoing with exploration drill holes at Central Zone and more resource extension drill holes at Pericles before the rig moves to Lady Irene for exploration drilling.
Lady Irene is around 5 kilometres to the northwest from the First Hit System.
There was no historic underground production at Lady Irene, and it sits under transported overburden which acts as a blanket to hide mineralisation at depth.
This means the prospectors more than 100 years ago could not detect the mineralised veins just one to two metres below the surface.
The newly granted Kingwest Prospecting Licences between the First Hit System and Lady Irene deposits also lie beneath transported overburden and have not been effectively drill-tested.
Before the end of 2020, Kingwest intends to complete first-pass aircore drilling within these licences to test structural targets interpreted from the results of the detailed aeromagnetic survey it commissioned in 2019.