Great Boulder rolls out phase two drilling at Side Well Gold Project, WA

Australian mineral exploration company Great Boulder Resources (ASX:GBR) has started phase two drilling at the Side Well Gold Project, located near Meekatharra in Western Australia.

The company reports reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the project will comprise about 5,000m of drilling at the Ironbark and Mulga Bill prospects. In addition to testing strike and dip extensions at Ironbark, this drilling will also continue to test the ‘high-grade’ gold mineralisation at Mulga Bill.

This will include testing the gap between the HGV and Central Zones along with possible extensions immediately east of the current resource. Great Boulder also says holes are planned to continue testing the potential of the Flagpole and Loaded Dog prospects, within the 6km-long Mulga Bill corridor.

The company says the aircore (AC) rig has almost completed a 97-hole program testing a range of areas including Flagpole, Loaded Dog, and Mulga Bill with results from this drilling expected shortly.

Commenting on phase two drilling, Great Boulder Resources Managing Director, Andrew Paterson says: “The RC rig from Challenge Drilling returned to site late last week and commenced drilling at Ironbark on Friday afternoon. 

“we are continuing to test strike extensions of near-surface gold mineralisation by stepping out further north with new drilling”

As the last RC program extended Ironbark to the north, we are continuing to test strike extensions of near-surface gold mineralisation by stepping out further north with new drilling. The AC rig is also busy testing areas northeast of Mulga Bill. That program is almost complete, and we should have more results through shortly.

After a series of sensational drill results from Side Well over the past couple of months it’s exciting to be following up these results with our next round of RC drilling. I look forward to providing ongoing updates to shareholders as we continue to advance the project.”

Great Boulder reports it is currently finalising the timing for the first heritage survey over the Wellington Zinc-Lead Project by Traditional Owners from the Tarlka Matuwa Piarku Aboriginal Corporation (TMPAC). 

This survey is expected to begin in late May, which the company says should allow soil sampling to start at the project shortly after. The company also notes the start of the survey was delayed due to rainfall across the region in late March and early April.

Great Boulder Resources is an Australian mineral exploration company with a portfolio of gold and base metal projects in Western Australia. These projects include the Side Well Gold, Whiteheads Gold-Nickel-Base Metals, and Wellington Zinc-Lead projects.

The Side Well Gold Project covers a 26km strike extent of prospective, underexplored greenstone stratigraphy at Meekatharra. The Side Well tenement (E51/1905) is a 48-block exploration licence covering an area of 132km-square. Prospects within the project include Mulga Bill, Ironbark, Loaded Dog, Matilda, and Jones Well.

Images: Great Boulder Resources Ltd
Written By Harry Mulholland
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