Hamelin Gold (ASX:HMG) has confirmed high priority drill targets following an EIS co-funded diamond drilling (DD) campaign and an airborne magnetic survey at the Camel prospect, as part of its West Tanami Gold Project in Western Australia.
The recently identified priority targets are located across the Camel prospect region, which is also host to ‘significant’ gold anomalism as defined in soil geochemistry and surface rock chip results.
Rock chip results also demonstrate that the main Camel mineralisation is strengthening to the northwest into an area of sparse and shallow drilling.
Results returned from the DD operation have identified ‘high-grade’ gold veins defined within a wide zone of gold mineralisation at Camel as seen in EIS diamond drillhole TSD0005, which returned an intercept of 47.85m at 0.30g/t Au from 107.05m.
Other intercepts include, 0.42m at 3.62g/t Au from 114.65m, 0.23m at 5.09g/t Au from 143.2m, 0.32m at 5.80g/t Au from 147.48m and 0.35m at 5.21g/t Au from 154.5m.
Addressing the results, Hamelin Gold Managing Director, Peter Bewick, said: “Recent results from the Camel Gold prospect indicate the potential for a significant gold system at this under-explored target. Results from the first of two EIS co-funded diamond drill holes confirm high grade gold mineralisation at Camel associated within an array of quartz veins and thin breccias interpreted to mark the potential outer margins of a more significant gold zone open to the north west.
“recent results from the camel gold prospect indicate the potential for a significant gold system at this under-explored target”
An ultra-detailed airborne magnetics and radiometrics survey was flown across an 8km by 5km area which included the Camel prospect. This survey provided significantly enhanced magnetic imagery that has enabled a more detailed structural interpretation of this mineralised region. This information along with the identification of high-grade gold in outcropping quartz veins and ironstones has defined a collection of priority drill targets within the Camel gold system that we are excited to test.
A 2000m RC drill program is due to commence by the end of October. This program will test the area to the north west of our initial orientation drill line as well as a series of other structural and geochemical targets recently generated in the Camel area.”
The company also notes that gold anomalism is observed throughout the diamond drillhole and delivers further evidence of an extensive gold system at depth.
This gold anomalism also appears to predominantly trend to the northwest and is coincident with a 600m long corridor of sprace drilling, which was identified within the ‘high-grade’ surface rock chip samples.
In addition, data from the ultra-detailed airborne magnetics and radiometrics survey has delivered a ‘significant’ enhancement to the magnetic imagery over the Camel prospect region.
Finer structural features within areas of low magnetic intensity have allowed for a more detailed structural interpretation of this emerging prospective region.
Follow-up waterbore reverse circulation (RC) drilling results have also returned additional gold grades of up to 1.52g/t Au from 76m to end of hole from drillhole TSR0009, situated 140m to the north/northwest of diamond drillhole TSD0005.
Hamelin Gold is an ASX-listed, Western Australian based gold exploration company and currently boasts a total land holding of 2,489km-square in the state’s Tanami Gold province. The company’s West Tanami Gold Project represents a belt-scale Greenfields opportunity that shares similarities in geology and key structures observed within Newmont’s Tier one Callie Operations in the Northern Territory. The project currently hosts about 100km of strike along the Trans-Tanami structural corridor, as well as open, ‘high-grade’ gold intersections beneath shallow cover and a portfolio of untested geophysical targets in Tier one jurisdiction.
With results from the recent DD operation and airborne magnetic and radiometric survey now received, Hamelin Gold announces it will move forward with a 2,000m RC drilling campaign scheduled for commencement this month.
Drilling will target the area to the northwest of diamond drillhole TSD0005 along the defined 600m target zone, with results expected in early 2023.
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