Metal Hawk (ASX: MHK) has reported ‘high-grade’ gold assay results from maiden RC drilling at its Kanowna East project in Western Australia.
The program saw 12 RC holes completed for a total of 1,325m, and was tasked with testing bedrock mineralisation from gold anomalies generated during recent aircore drilling at the project’s Little Lake and Western Tiger prospects.
Results from six holes totalling 602m at Little Lake produced the following highlight results:
- 4m @ 17.8g/t Au from 75m
- 1m @ 42.7g/t Au from 76m
- 1m @ 2.90g/t Au from 66m
- 5m @ 0.52g/t Au from 100m
A further five holes at Western Tiger delivered:
- 2m @ 1.45g/t Au from 73m
- 5m @ 1.59g/t Au from 80m
- 1m @ 1.42g/t Au from 75m
- 5m @ 1.95g/t Au from 70m
- 5m @ 1.09g/t Au from 69m
- 2m @ 1.54g/t Au from 69m
Speaking on the results, Metal Hawk Managing Director Will Belbin said: “Our first RC drilling program at Kanowna East has further highlighted the potential of this gold project. Following the Company’s nickel sulphide discovery at Berehaven and the successful capital raising in October, the Company is very well positioned to continue delivering exploration success across its highly prospective gold and nickel projects.”
“Our first RC drilling program at Kanowna East has further highlighted the potential of this gold project”
RC drilling at Kanowna East, which is situated 8km from Northern Star’s Kanowna Belle gold mine, provided Metal Hawk’s geologists with their first insight into the bedrock geology at both Little Lake and Western Tiger, with a number of ‘significant’ gold intersections returned, including 5m @ 1.59g/t Au from 80m and 5m @ 0.52g/t Au from 100m.
Moving ahead, further RC drilling is set to test these new gold intercepts, along with generating additional data on the under-explored Archaean bedrock.
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