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Black Cat Syndicate ready for production at Myhree open pit, Kalgoorlie

Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8) reports drilling results at the Myhree open pit within the Kal East Gold Project in Western Australia have been reinforced the ‘high-grade’ open pit ore reserve.

Fina reverse circulation (RC) grade control drilling at Myhree was undertaken in June 2022 and the first half of assay results confirmed the ‘high-grade’ open pit ore reserve of 0.6Mt @ 2.4 g/t Au for 46,000oz.

Black Cat reports that in the coming weeks it expects to receive the final results, meaning the Myhree open pit is now ready for production, once the company secures a processing solution for the ore.

Key results include:

  • 5m @ 19.63 g/t Au from 33m (22MYGC037)
  • 7m @ 7.36 g/t Au from 30m (22MYGC038)
  • 3m @ 7.29 g/t Au from 18m and 6m @ 13.91 g/t Au from 32m (22MYGC022)
  • 4m @ 12.38 g/t Au from 37m (22MYGC036)

Commenting on the results, Black Cat Managing Director Gareth Solly said: “Myhree was Black Cat’s first discovery in 2018 and it is satisfying to know it has the potential to be our first producing mine.

“Myhree is now ready for production, subject to securing a processing solution for the high-grade ore”

With the final results due within weeks, Myhree is now ready for production, subject to securing a processing solution for the high-grade ore.”

Black Cat’s Kal East Gold Project comprises 756km-square of ‘highly prospective’ tenements to the east of the world class mining centre of Kalgoorlie, WA.

The project area has in the past produced more than 600,000 ounces from both historical pre-WW1 handheld mining and more recent open pit mining.

A ‘high-grade’ open pit ore reserves of 0.6Mt @ 2.4 g/t Au for 46,000oz have been defined at Myhree. The remaining grade control drilling (~4,000m) is now complete on the upper 50m of the open pit ore reserve.

Mining can commence at Myhree either as part of a toll treatment arrangement or as the first open pit to be developed once the Kal East processing facility is constructed.

The company reports that discussions about potential toll treatment options are ongoing.

All grade control drilling at Myhree is now complete and remaining assays are expected in August 2022.

Black Cat’s vision is to be a responsible gold mining company with three 100% owned operations – the Coyote Gold Operation, Paulsens Gold Operation, and Kal East Gold Project.

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