Kalgoorlie Gold Mining (ASX:KAL) (KalGold) reports that it has started a reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the La Mascotte gold prospect, as part of its lead Bulong Taurus Project in Western Australia.
The emerging WA-focused gold explorer reports that the RC drilling program has commenced with a goal of testing a ‘high-grade’, down-dip target within the La Mascotte prospect, which was defined by historic RC and diamond drilling (DD) to be only 120m vertically below surface and open to the west and northwest.
Drilling will also aim to build on initial intercepts from the recently discovered Knockhill and Royal Star prospects, which are characterised by strong gold mineralisation in the immediate subsurface.
It is believed that this drilling will provide the next steps towards deeper drilling within the project tenement.
The program will consist of 12 drillholes for 1,750m of drilling and is expected to be completed within 10 days.
Speaking on the drilling campaign, Kalgoorlie Gold Mining Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Matt Painter, said: “This latest round of drilling is testing the open-ended, ‘high-grade’ gold mineralisation at a relatively shallow depth at La Mascotte and I am excited with what the drill campaign may reveal.
“This latest round of drilling is testing the open-ended, ‘high-grade’ gold mineralisation at a relatively shallow depth at La Mascotte…”
Several RC drill holes will test our concept for a northwest trend to gold mineralisation. If this ‘high-grade’ zone continues at La Mascotte, this drilling will find it.”
KalGold also notes this latest round of drilling is following on from a previous RC program that intercepted ‘high-grade’ gold values up to 39.1g/t Au and aided in the definition of the current gold targets, as announced by the company in June.
In addition, although drilling was planned to start at the end of September, lack of rig availability unfortunately resulted in a 3 week delay.
Kalgoorlie Gold Mining is an ASX-listed resources company that currently boasts a large, WA-based portfolio of projects that are focused on gold exploration within this prospective region. The company’s Bulong Taurus project represents its leading gold project and is located about 25-35km east/southeast of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, comprising 39 granted tenements that cover a total land area of 81km-square.
The project tenement covers a large, highly prospective area that includes the entire historic Taurus mining centre in the northeast, part of the Bulong mining centre at Hammersmith and historic gold batteries.
With drilling now underway at the La Mascotte gold prospect, KalGold announces assays are expected to be delivered within a month of submission.
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