Alto's WA gold project

Alto Metals unshakeable with more ‘high-grade’ gold intersections at Indomitable Camp

Alto Metals (ASX:AME) has received further ‘excellent high-grade’ gold results from ongoing drilling at the Indomitable Camp, within the company’s 100% owned Sandstone Gold Project in Western Australia.

Alto reports that the new assay results are from 1m photon assays and relate to 29 extensional reverse circulation (RC) holes drilled at Indomitable and Indomitable North for a total of 5,067m drilled on a 40m x 40m spacing to an average downhole depth of 174m.

Drilling has successfully extended known mineralisation outside the resource with 28 of the 29 RC holes reported today (10 August) intersecting gold mineralisation.

Significant new near surface ‘high-grade’ gold results include:

  • 20m @ 6.9 g/t gold from 35m incl. 1m @ 97.8 g/t gold from 38m (SRC674)
  • 10m @ 3.2 g/t gold from 69m incl. 2m @ 11.3 g/t gold from 72m (SRC687)
  • 10m @ 2.8 g/t gold from 27m, incl. 1m @ 19.5 g/t gold from 34m (SRC664

Mineralisation at the Indomitable Camp is hosted within a package of mafic-ultramafic rocks, cross-cut by interpreted major structures, with ‘higher grade’ gold mineralisation typically observed where the structures intersect the stratigraphy.

Ongoing RC drilling at both prospects is targeting extensions of known mineralisation outside the current resources along the same major cross-cutting structures, for inclusion in an updated mineral resource estimate.

“These new results … have again delivered multiple, shallow high-grade gold results”

Commenting on the results, Alto Metals Managing Director, Matthew Bowles said: “These new results from our ongoing drill program at Indomitable have again delivered multiple, shallow high-grade gold results in oxide, outside the current resource, with SRC674 a particular a standout result of 20m @ 6.9 g/t gold from just 35m depth.

Shareholders can look forward to further results in the near term following the recently completed first pass drilling over the Indomitable East prospect and we have now moved the rig to the exciting Musketeer target.

Indomitable is consistently delivering shallow, high-grade gold results and we are looking forward to incorporating all of these results into the updated mineral resource estimate planned for the end of the year.”

The Indomitable Camp is centred within a granted Mining Lease and is located approximately 15km south-east of the town of Sandstone. It is in close proximity to the Sandstone-Menzies Road and located less than 20km north-west of the Lords Corridor.

The Indomitable Camp currently has an Inferred Mineral Resource of 1.7Mt @ 1.3 g/t gold for 74,000 ounces (based on an A$2,000 pit shell). These resources are shallow and remain open along strike and at depth.

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Written By Adam Orlando
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