White Rock Minerals Limited (ASX: WRM) has hit a ‘spectacular’ 35% zinc intersection from step-out drilling at the Dry Creek deposit within its Red Mountain volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) Project in Alaska.
Hole DC21-97, which was part of a group of four drill holes testing for depth extensions to the Dry Creek deposit, intersected 1.4 metres of massive sulphide grading 35% zinc, 12.2% lead, 237g/t silver, 2.9g/t gold & 0.3% copper.
The intersection is 200m down dip from the nearest drill hole (DC18-77) which was drilled in 2018, and which returned an intersection of 4.3m @ 4.8% zinc, 2.3% lead, 1,435g/t silver, 2.2g/t gold and 0.5% copper.
The company reports that these results double the known depth of the resource in this area of the deposit. Results are pending for the remaining three holes.
The Dry Creek and West Tundra Flats deposits at the Red Mountain VMS project house an inferred mineral resource of 9.1 million tonnes @ 157g/t silver, 5.8% zinc, 2.6% lead, and 0.9g/t gold. Of this, Dry Creek contributes 2.4 million tonnes @ 69g/t silver, 4.7% zinc, 1.9% lead, and 0.4g/t gold.