GOLD mineralisation has been discovered at Global Metals Exploration’s flagship Jutson Rocks project, 125km northeast of Laverton in WA’s Eastern Goldfields. Intersections of up to 3.5 grams of gold per tonne across 4m were found during a maiden rotary air blast (RAB) drilling program that consisted of 86 drill holes for a total of 2181m. Nickel, zinc and copper base metals were also intersected, returning results including 36m grading 0.2 per cent nickel from 16m for one drill hole.
However, the company said it was unclear whether those results were significant bedrock mineralisation indicators or represented a form of minor supergene enrichment. The auger gold anomalies drilled were defined from a previous bulk leach extractable gold sampling program.
Most of the mineralised intercepts, discovered on two lines spaced about 1.1km apart, were between fresh and weathered rock, indicating that the anomaly probably represents supergene dispersion.
Global Metals managing director Lia Darby said that given the encouraging subsurface gold discovery, an aggressive drilling program was planned at Jutson Rocks to follow up on the results.
“We are pleased to deliver this success after years of preparation and hard work,” Ms Darby said. “We look forward to, and are confident of, further discoveries.”
By Helena Bogle