Hamelin Gold unlocks West Tanami Project mineralisation potential with completion of maiden exploration program

Mineral resources exploration company Hamelin Gold (ASX:HMG) reports it has completed the maiden exploration program at its West Tanami Gold Project in Western Australia. 

The maiden exploration program, comprising 10 diamond drillholes completed across 6 separate prospects, has recorded ‘significant’ highlights, including the presence of ‘high-grade gold  mineralisation up to 15.9g/t Au from the Sultan prospect, and further gold mineralisation across the Camel, Bandicoot, Fremlins, and Hutch’s Find prospects.  

In addition, results received from 2 diamond drillholes, TSD0003 and TSD0004, have also interpreted broad zones of gold mineralisation within a 40m zone of the targeted prospective dolerite unit within the Mojave prospect.  

These drillholes were designed to test the intersection of an east-southeast trending gold corridor, as well as an east-northeast cross cutting structure within the prospect and were also drilled 750m east of a single line of deep reverse circulation (RC) drilling completed in 2019. 

With the maiden exploration program now complete, Hamelin Gold announces it has moved forward with a detailed prospect assessment, targeting and prospect ranking program to direct focused 2023 exploration and drilling.  

Commenting on the completion of the exploration program, Hamelin Gold Managing Director Peter Bewick says: “The West Tanami Gold Project covers a vast area of the highly prospective Tanami Gold Province of Western Australia. 

The 2022 field activities completed by Hamelin Gold were very successful in identifying new zones of gold mineralisation at several prospects and demonstrating the potential for a major gold discovery within the project area.

“The 2022 field activities completed by Hamelin Gold were very successful in identifying new zones of gold mineralisation at several prospects”

The detailed assessment of the 2022 program and a project-wide targeting and ranking exercise is in progress which will focus a major follow-up exploration and drilling program in 2023.” 

The company also notes that the maiden exploration program also comprised RC drilling that was completed in June 2022 across the Hutch’s Find and Camel prospects, returning ‘high-grade’ gold mineralisation of up to 8.1g/t in the westernmost hole drilled at the Hutch’s Find prospect. 

Hamelin adds that the information collected from this round of drilling provided critical control for the evaluation of orientation soil sampling programs completed at both prospects. The drilling completed at both prospects is considered ‘highly encouraging’ with the emergence of a large scale and depth extensive gold system.  

In addition, it is reported that orientation surveys and a review of historical surface geochemical data has delivered a pathway to rapid evaluation of previously unexplored regions. 

Hamelin Gold is an ASX-listed exploration company based in Perth, WA that currently boasts a landholding of 2,849km-square within Western Australia’s Tanami Gold Province. The province is prospective for high value, large scale gold deposits and is host to Newmont’s Tier 1 Callie Operations in the Northern Territory. 

The company has dug into this province with its West Tanami project, which represents a belt-scale greenfields opportunity hosting the same geology and key structures as seen within the Callie operations, with minimal modern exploration. 

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