Major drilling marks Hamelin September quarter

Hamelin Gold (ASX:HMG) has recently wrapped up ‘major’ aircore and reverse circulation (RC) drilling programs across its West Tanami Project in Western Australia.

In the $13 million market capitalisation company’s latest quarterly report, Hamelin highlights that it has completed 17,500m of drilling across 10 separate prospects thus far. 

As previously reported, Hamelin conducted soil sampling with Ultrafine analysis along a 4km section of the Sultan Corridor — which proved to identify 2 coherent gold anomalies. 

Initial aircore drilling of both anomalies was completed this month, with 67 holes for 1,365m drilled. Assay results from this program are expected in December 2023. 

Meanwhile, at Fremlins prospect, a first pass aircore drill program outlined a more-than-200m-wide and more-than-100 parts per billion (ppb) gold anomaly below the leached zone. 

Hamelin says this confirms the ineffectiveness of the historical shallow rotary air blast (RAB) drilling. as previously reported, and extends the potential strike of Fremlins’ gold system to more than 9km. 

Following this news, a second phase of infill aircore drilling was completed at Fremlins across the 2 previously drilled aircore sections. Results are expected in December 2023. 

Once a heritage survey is complete and all regulatory approvals are in place, the remainder of the 3km-long gold anomaly at Fremlins will be drill tested during the 2024 field season. 

Hamelin expects that assays from the remaining programs will be received from November this year through to the beginning of next year. 

The company highlights that further exploration is planned at the Schultz prospect to assess the potential of the mafic-ultramafic intrusions for magmatic nickel-copper mineralisation. 

However, no further work is planned for the Harkonnen prospect, as assay results returned have not identified any ‘significant’ rare earth element (REE) anomalism and intersected minor low-level gold anomalism.

Hamelin Gold is an Australian explorer focused on its wholly owned West Tanami Gold Project in Western Australia. The West Tanami project covers 2,277km-square in an emerging gold province that is ‘significantly underexplored’. 

As of 30 September 2023, Hamelin Gold had $6.3 million cash at hand, according to its latest quarterly report.

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au 

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