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    Home News Gold Drilling highlights continuing gold mineralisation at Alto’s Vanguard

    Drilling highlights continuing gold mineralisation at Alto’s Vanguard

    Alto Metals Limited (ASX: AME) has reported excellent results from the RC drilling at Vanguard Camp within its Sandstone Gold Project in Western Australia. The company said that assays from all four step-out RC holes drilled at the Vanguard Camp to test the continuity of mineralisation along strike and down plunge were received.

    AME said that solid results were returned with gold mineralisation in every hole, including 12m @ 3.0g/t gold from 132m (SRC220); 12m @ 1.4g/t gold from 132m (SRC223); and 8m @ 1.6g/t gold from 120m (SRC222).

    Alto Metals said that the latest results continue to highlight the continuity of shallow mineralisation and growth potential with several intersections outside the current resource for Vanguard Camp. The company said that assays remain pending for 21 holes for 3,297m from drilling south of the Orion Lode within the Lords Corridor.

    AME reported that the first RC rig has arrived at the Lords Corridor and the second rig is expected to arrive mid-February to accelerate drilling at the Lords Corridor.

    Drilling at Vanguard Camp

    The company had recently drilled four RC holes at Vanguard for a total of 602m on a wide-spaced 80m by 80m grid to an average of 158m depth targeting extensions of known shallow gold mineralisation.

    Vanguards’ current inferred resource of 856kt @ 1.8g/t gold for 50,000oz is located in a 1,200m long x 600m wide NW trending gold corridor with mineralisation open along strike and down dip.

    Previously released drill results from Vanguard had included SRC141 2m @ 9.9g/t gold from 178m; SRC143 1m @ 18.2g/t gold from 104m and 1m @10.7g/t gold from 202m; SRC114 40m @ 3.6g/t gold from 61m; TAR122 16m @ 6.6g/t gold from 39m; SRC075 25m @ 3.8g/t gold from 85m; SRC032 22m @ 3.3g/t gold from 103m; SRC016 18m @ 4.3g/t gold from 122m; SRC064 11m @ 3.1g/t gold from 8m and 16m @ 3.2 g/t gold from 41m; SRC067 19m @ 3.2g/t gold from 39m; SRC019 8m @ 3.6g/t gold from 39m and 7m @ 5.9g/t gold from 52m; SRC098 6m @ 6.1g/t gold from 92m; and SRC091 17m @ 2.3g/t gold from 9m.

    Previous drill results from Vanguard North included TAR150 10m @ 4.2g/t gold from 50m; LWR067 2m @ 16.6g/t gold from 13m; and TAR251 10m @ 2.7g/t gold from 25m.

    Solid results from all four step-out RC holes

    AME said that four-metre composite sample assays received for the four initial holes (SRC220 – SRC223) have confirmed gold was intersected in every hole.

    Significant assay results included 12m @ 3.0g/t gold from 132m (SRC220); 12m @ 1.4g/t gold from 132m (SRC223); 48m @ 0.4g/t gold from 40m and 8m @ 1.6g/t gold from 120m (SRC222); and 8m @ 0.7g/t gold from 112m (SRC221).

    The company said that these latest results highlight the continuity of shallow mineralisation at Vanguard and the significant likelihood for further resource growth with several high-grade intersections outside the current resource. The current shallow resource at Vanguard is open along strike and down plunge and has strong potential to grow from further drilling, with several results outside the current resource.

    Next steps

    The company said that follow up drilling at Vanguard Camp is planned to test both strike and plunge extensions of the shallow, south west dipping mineralisation at the Vanguard North deposit and the shallow, north east mineralisation at the Vanguard deposit.

    AME said that the first RC rig has arrived on site to complete the balance of the currently planned 30,000m. This rig will commence drilling at Lord Henry and Lord Nelson targeting the IP anomalies recently announced which appear to be extensions to known high-grade mineralisation, as a priority.

    Alto said that a second RC rig is expected to arrive in mid-February 2021 to accelerate completion of the planned drilling at Lord Henry, Lord Nelson, and Orion, before being moved to test regional targets, including Vanguard and Chance. The company said that the first RC rig will remain on the Lord Corrdior to test the new 32m thick zone of mineralisation identified from step-out drilling, over 800m south of the Orion Lode and other priority targets.

    * Image courtesy of Alto Metals Limited

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