Kalamazoo Resources Limited (ASX: KZR) announced that its maiden 5,781m drilling program at the Ashburton Gold Project in WA was successfully completed in late December 2020.
The company reported that the drilling at the Waugh and Connie’s Find Prospects intersected prospective thick quartz-and-ironstone units, characteristic of ‘Waugh Type’ mineralisation, while the shallow drilling at the Peake West Prospect intersected broad zones of bleached siltstones below anomalous surface rock chip samples in the western extension of the mineralised Peake structure.
The company said that these prospects were chosen for their prospectivity to host additional oxide and primary gold mineralisation along strike, down dip, and down plunge from the existing resources
KZR reported that two RC holes were drilled to provide bulk samples for gold deportment studies and metallurgical testwork and the final assay results are pending.
The Ashburton Gold Project is located within the Ashburton region on the southern edge of the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia and covers a total land holding of 217km2. Kalamazoo had acquired the project from Northern Star Resources for $17.5 million in June 2020.
Significant deposits at Ashburton include Romulus, Mt Olympus (including West Olympus), Zeus, Peake, and Waugh.
Drilling at Ashburton
The company had recently commenced a maiden 5,781m drilling program at the Ashburton project. The program comprised 5,677m of Reverse Circulation and 104m of Diamond drilling.
The drilling focused around the Waugh and Connie’s Find Prospects on the northern side of the Diligence Dome and at Peake and Peake West on the southern side of the Dome.
These prospect areas were selected as high priority targets as they were sparsely tested along strike or down dip and as such, have potential to host new oxide and primary sulphide gold mineralisation; and due to their current resources, including 3.7Mt @3.3g/t Au for 399,000oz at Peake and 0.59Mt @ 3.6g/t Au for 68,000oz at Waugh.
KZR announced that it has now wrapped-up its maiden drilling program at the Ashburton Gold Project.
Encouraging drill results
KZR reported that at the Waugh and Connie’s Find Prospects, the drilling intersected prospective thick quartz-and-ironstone units, characteristic of ‘Waugh Type’ mineralisation contained in the existing Waugh Resource.
Kalamazoo said that the preliminary interpretations suggest these units occur in bedding sub-parallel planes down plunge from the Waugh Pit and within cross-cutting structures at Connie’s Find that parallel surface anomalism.
KZR said that the shallow drilling at the Peake West Prospect intersected broad zones of bleached siltstones below anomalous surface rock chip samples in the western extension of the mineralised Peake structure.
Two additional RC holes drilled
The company announced that two RC holes for 348m were drilled to provide material for gold deportment studies and adequate sample material for subsequent metallurgical testwork to be carried out early in 2021. KZR said that the final assay results are pending.