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    Wiluna Mining reports “bonanza” gold grades at Happy Jack

    Wiluna Mining Corporation Limited (ASX: WMC) has reported “bonanza-grade” assays from resource development drilling at the Happy Jack and East Lode zones within its Wiluna Mining Centre in Western Australia. The repeated high-grade intercepts, according to the company, support the possibility of higher grades in Stage 1 development.

    Happy Jack zone

    Multiple “bonanza high grades” with abundant coarse gold were drilled at the Happy Jack zone. Standout assays included

    • HJRD00025: 1.99m @298.8g/t including 0.76m @ 773.0g/t
    • HJRD00019: 8.67m @ 18.44g/t including 4.01m @ 36.28g/t; and 0.72m @ 35.10g/t
    • HJRD00026: 20.00m @ 7.33g/t including 2.22m @ 30.26g/t; and 4.00m @ 5.27g/t
    • HJRD00066: 4.75m @ 11.81g/t including 0.85m @ 59.40g/t
    • HJRD00027: 4.90m @ 13.30g/t
    • HJRD00024: 6.82m @ 9.37g/t including 0.69m @ 81.00g/t
    • HJRD00008: 6.62m @ 3.47g/t including 2.09m @ 9.41g/t
    • HJRD00017: 5.55m @ 7.09g/t

    East Lode zone

    Drilling at East Lode also returned “thick high-grade” intercepts over broad areas. Standout assays included

    • WURD0125W1: 14.90m @ 8.60g/t; and 10.20m @ 4.42g/t including 6.95m @ 5.06g/t
    • WURD0158: 14.30m @ 3.86g/t including 8.52m @ 5.71g/t
    • WURD0138: 11.24m @ 4.60g/t including 2.10m @ 6.85g/t and 3.13m @ 6.24g/t
    • WURD0143: 13.40m @ 4.26g/t including 0.73m @ 11.07g/t; and 4.77m @ 6.88g/t

    Drill core from HJRD00025 displaying gold grades up to 773.0g/t
    Drill core from HJRD00025 displaying gold grades up to 773.0g/t

    Wiluna Mining Centre

    The Wiluna Mining Centre is located in Western Australia near the town of Wiluna, and includes the Wiluna Mine with its large sulphide resource at Bulletin, Essex, Calvert, Happy Jack, East Pit, and West Pit. The Centre also includes Regent and the Quartz Reef deposits of Golden Age, Galaxy, and Monarch.

    Presently, the Wiluna Mine has a JORC Mineral Resource of 5.59Moz @ 3.06g/t (above 1.0g/t cut-off) and Ore Reserve 1.06Moz @ 2.85 g/t.

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    Wiluna reports that follow-up resource definition drilling is likely, with mineralisation interpreted as open in various directions.

    Images: Wiluna Mining Corporation Limited
    Tristan Lal
    Originally from Canada, Tristan contributes daily breaking news to Mining.com.au. Tristan completed her Bachelor of Journalism in Queensland, Australia and has over 10 years experience writing on a range of topics including resources, medical, construction, and business.

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