11/10/2021 - 12:41

Southern Star shines for Great Southern with 68m gold hit

11/10/2021 - 12:41

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Great Southern Mining is rapidly scrubbing up its Southern Star gold deposit in WA after it intersected a best yet drill hit of 68 metres going 1.9 grams per tonne gold from just 61m in amongst a wealth of other high-grade hits at its Duketon project in WA. The impressive result backs up a previous 59m hit in a different hole grading 2.1 g/t gold.

Location of Southern Star prospect near Laverton. Credit: File.

Great Southern Mining is rapidly scrubbing up its Southern Star gold deposit in WA after it intersected a best yet drill hit of 68 metres going 1.9 grams per tonne gold from just 61m in amongst a wealth of other high-grade hits at its Duketon project in WA. The impressive result backs up a previous 59m hit in a different hole grading 2.1 g/t gold and demonstrates continuity of mineralisation at the company’s flagship project.

Other notable results from Great Southern’s 100 per cent owned Duketon Gold project near Laverton  include 1m at a serious 49.4 g/t gold from 127m, 7m at 1.4 g/t gold from 143m and 15m grading 1.1 g/t gold from 41m.

The new results caused the company to re-interpret the mineralisation which led to the re-entry and extension of three RC holes that previously ended in mineralisation. One of the three re-entered holes returned 15m grading 2.1 g/t gold from 113m with a 2m section running at 12.5 g/t gold, a considerable improvement on the initial 6m hit grading 0.8 g/t gold from 113m.

A hole drilled in the far northern extent of the deposit returned 7m at 1 g/t gold, opening up further potential strike length to the north.

The latest successful campaign comes off the back of a recent major discovery just 200m to the south of the known mineralisation where a bonanza 17m hit was encountered grading 7 g/t gold from a shallow 11m down-hole.

According to the company, the high-grade results are beginning to join up, revealing a north and south plunging geometry to the deposit. Diamond drilling is planned in the central region of the deposit now to gain further insight into the geology and better understand the orientation of the mineralised structures.

Great Southern’s Chief Executive Officer, Sean Gregory, said: “Once again Southern Star has delivered thick high grade gold intercepts confirming the grade continuity and depth potential of the deposit. This reinforces the imperative to continue drilling what is shaping up as a very substantial gold deposit.

With 60m mineralised intersections showing up twice in separate holes at Southern Star, Great Southern appears to have the bit between its teeth now as it seeks to get a handle on just how big the mineralised envelope might be at its rapidly developing project.

Planning is underway now for high priority follow up RC and diamond drilling to test the new discovery zone, its strike extensions and depth potential.

Any more 60m intersections with respectable grades will no doubt cause a few pulses to quicken.

 

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