Danjo NE target

Iceni Gold receives ‘significant’ surface rock chip results at Danjo NE target in WA

Iceni Gold (ASX:ICL) reports it has received ‘significant’ surface rock chip results at the Danjo North East target, which is part of the 14 Mile Well Gold Project in Western Australia.

The Perth-based exploration company has received the assay results from the 121-hole aircore (AC) drilling program at Danjo NE, totaling 4,524m surrounding the initial diamond drill (DD) program.

Significant surface rock chip results at Danjo NE included:

  • 6g/t Au, 14.5g/t Ag and 7.33g/t Te
  • 07g/t Au, 78.7g/t Ag and 56.4g/t Te
  • 67g/t Au, 4.02g/t Ag and 25.3g/t Te

Iceni notes the DD program was following up gold anomalism identified in surface rock chips and was designed to test down dip and along strike. The program intersected sulphide bearing quartz-tourmaline veins within a broader alteration zone in the Danjo Granite.

The final DD results for the program are pending.

Clustered results tend to indicate a more robust anomaly, particularly where there are ‘higher grade’ values

Iceni reports the gold results display clustering (where elevated results group together spatially). Clustered results tend to indicate a more robust anomaly, particularly where there are ‘higher grade’ values or with multi-element support.

The results in AC holes FMAC0261 and FMAC0262 are located adjacent to each other on the northern edge of the drilling pattern.

The company notes all AC holes were subjected to a comprehensive bottom of hole interrogation, which included analyses for a broad suite of 64 elements and short-wave infra-red (SWIR) and near infra-red (NIR) hyperspectral analysis to identify alteration minerals.

A spatial association has been established within the SWIR/NIR and geochemical data. The clustered gold anomalism on the northern edge of the drilling pattern is supported by clustered silver anomalism.

Iceni reports this is significant as it supports the interpretation that the gold anomaly is not transported (washed in from elsewhere) but is residual (formed in place) and potentially mineralised.

The Danjo NE Target lies in the northeast of Iceni’s tenure and is underlain by granitic rocks of the Danjo Batholith.

The target is centred on a series of west–northwest striking quartz veins that may have a genetic association with regional thrusts of a similar orientation.

The veins are situated within a corridor that links to the TOTK vein to the west within the North One Target.

The 14 Mile Well Gold Project is located in the Laverton Greenstone Belt and consists of a 600km-square tenement package on the west side of Lake Carey, the majority of which has never been subject to modern systematic geological investigation.

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