Torian Resources will look to up the ante at its Mt Stirling Gold project near Leonora in WA after the first its batch of drill results from a 17,500 metre drilling campaign drew some enviable results. Hits from drilling at the Estera Lode at Diorite North included a 3m intersection grading 9.46 grams per tonne gold from 37m.
Torian Resources will look to up the ante at its Mt Stirling Gold project near Leonora in WA after the first its batch of drill results from a 17,500 metre drilling campaign drew some solid results. Hits from drilling at the Estera Lode at Diorite North included a 3m intersection grading 9.46 grams per tonne gold from 37m, including a 1m intersection grading 25.46 g/t gold from 37m.
Remarkably, the company reported the results within two weeks of firing up the drill rig, despite ongoing lead times at assay laboratories across the country. In light of the rapid assay turnaround times, Torian is now accelerating its follow-up drilling campaign, securing a pair of rigs until January to accelerate its onslaught at Mt Stirling.
The company’s Mt Stirling tenure consists of a pair of adjoining blocks – the Diorite Block to the south and the Stirling Block to the north.
The Stirling Block hosts two of the company's prized assets, the over 100,000 ounce Mt Stirling gold deposit and the Stirling Well deposit that boasts around 16,000 ounces of contained gold.
Torian has been busy in the lead-up to Christmas, smashing out the drill metres across both blocks in a regional exploration push across its landholdings.
The recent results follow previously announced hits at Estera Lode of 2m going 12.18 g/t gold from 20m including a 1m strike grading 14.67 g/t gold from 21m.
Other notable results from previous drilling include 4m at 4.86 g/t gold from 52m, including a 1m intercept going 18.79 g/t gold from 55m.
Torian Resources Executive Director, Mr Peretz Schapiro, said:“Whilst we are very pleased with the high-grade gold results, we are ecstatic with the rapidity of turn around on the results themselves, with assays being reported to the market within 2 weeks from when the holes were drilled.”
“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank our exploration team, drill contractors, Tarmoola earthworks contractors, and lab technicians for helping move things along as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
To date, about half a dozen holes have been drilled at Torian’s Unexpected prospect in the Diorite North Block totalling close to 700m. The company is also progressing its drilling at Hydra, about 12.5km North of Diorite, with a trio of drill holes completed for about 352m.
Torian is looking to deliver an updated global mineral resource estimate for the broader Mt Stirling gold project in the new year.
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