White Cliff Minerals has reported high-grade rock chip sample results from the Cracker Jack gold prospect in WA’s Cue goldfield, including one grading 37.3 g/t gold. More sample assays are due soon and a maiden drilling program at the site, part of the company’s Reedy South project, is just around the corner.
White Cliff Minerals has reported high-grade rock chip sample results from the Cracker Jack gold prospect in Western Australia’s Cue goldfield, including one grading at 37.3 grams per tonne gold. More sample assays are due soon and a maiden drilling program at the site, which is part of the company’s Reedy South project, is just around the corner.
White Cliff has an expansive 272 square kilometre landholding on the Meekatharra-Wydgee greenstone belt, south of Meekatharra and north of Cue. It reported an initial mineral resource of 779,000 tonnes grading 1.7 g/tonne for 42,400 ounces of gold last October.
A rock chip sampling program in March at five main Reedy South target areas identified via geological mapping and geophysical surveying included a focus on old trenches and sheared mullock at Cracker Jack.
Ten of 16 samples collected over a 350m strike line at Cracker Jack returned over 1 g/t gold. The bumper grades from quartz veining included 37.3 g/t, 32.5 g/t, 26.7 g/t and 18.7 g/t.
White Cliff said results confirmed the presence of quartz veining and stockwork over about 700m in the southern section of the 16 square kilometre Cracker Jack licence. More sampling is planned.
Rock chip sample assays from three other prospects at Reedy South are due in coming weeks.
A maiden reverse circulation drilling program is planned to start at the project by late June.
White Cliff Technical Director, Ed Mead said:“The high-grade rock chip results with multiple assays over an ounce a tonne of gold, over 350m, gives a compelling basis for a maiden shallow RC drill program at Cracker Jack to test the mineralised quartz veins and stockwork at depth.”
More positive sample results could increase the size of the drilling program.
Reedy South is about 10km from the Reedy’s gold mine owned by ASX-listed mid-tier gold producer Westgold Resources.
White Cliff said it sees significant scope to grow the current Reed South resource along strike and at depth with management highlighting similar mineralisation style and controls at the underground Triton-South Emu mine immediately to the north.
Drilling last year by White Cliff hit 7m at 3.16 g/t gold from 53m, 11m at 2.29 g/t from 21m and 11m at 3.19 g/t from 51m in what has been only limited probing of the Reedy South depth and strike extensions.
The latest sample results give the company near-surface targets to add to the evident potential at depth in the area and seemingly sets the company on a path to some interesting months ahead as the Cracker Jack drilling starts churning out more numbers.
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