31/12/2021 - 10:43

Torian extends WA gold run with string of shallow hits

31/12/2021 - 10:43

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Torian Resources has continued its run of gold hits at its 100 per cent owned Mt Stirling project in the Eastern Goldfields of WA that extends its mineralised gold envelope up-dip towards surface. The latest results from its massive 17,500m campaign include a 4 metre section grading 4.76 grams per tonne from 70m downhole, 4m going 1.97 g/t gold from 8m and 7m at 0.78 g/t gold from 42m downhole.

Torian extends WA gold run with string of shallow hits
Drilling at Torian’s Mt Stirling gold project. Credit: File

Torian Resources has continued its run of gold hits at its 100 per cent-owned Mt Stirling project in the Eastern Goldfields of WA that extends its mineralised gold envelope up-dip towards surface. The latest results include a 4 metre section grading 4.76 grams per tonne from 70m downhole, 4m going 1.97 g/t gold from 8m and 7m at 0.78 g/t gold from 42m downhole.

Other notable hits in recent drilling at the Mt Stirling gold project include 6m grading 1.09 g/t gold from 52m downhole, 4m going 2.62 g/t gold from 80m and 24m at 1.03 g/t gold from 69m downhole.

The Mt Stirling project is located 40 kilometres northwest of Leonora in WA and a mere 8km northwest of Red 5’s King of the Hills gold mine that has produced more than 1 million ounces of gold to date with up to 3.1 million ounces at 1.5 g/t gold still in the ground.

Torian’s Mt Stirling project currently houses an inferred resource estimate of just over two million tonnes grading 1.5 g/t gold for a total resource base of 102,000 ounces gold.

Recent drilling consisted of 9 RC drill holes for a total of 740m and targeted shallower mineralisation aiming to build the resource base at the Mt Stirling project. The drill program was also designed to widen the mineralised area and to bring the project towards a level that will be able to sustain future mining operations.

The near surface mineralised intercept is interpreted by the company as being up-dip from its ‘Skywing position’ that recently gave up some solid results including a 24m section going 1.03g/t from 69m downhole. Other results from the Skywing position included 1m at 1.62 g/t gold from 64m and 1m grading 2.94 g/t gold from 82m downhole.

In addition to proving up its recent discoveries at Mt Stirling, Torian’s current drilling aims to upgrade the confidence level of the resource from the inferred to indicated category. Torian is also working to add further gold ounces to its resource at Mt Stirling through drilling by extending the strike length and depth of the gold system.

Assay results from another two Mt Stirling RC drill holes targeting the same up-dip structure from Skywing position remain pending.

The most recent 740m drilled, which was targeting shallow mineralisation, represents a small fraction of Torian’s monster 17,500m RC and AC drilling campaign that the company is progressing across several prospects within its Mt Stirling gold project.

Drilling completed from the 17,500m planned program with assay results already returned to date include high priority targets at its Tyrannus prospect, Hydra prospect, Estera prospect and Stirling Well extension prospect.

Drilling at Mt Stirling is ongoing.

Torian has locked in 3 RC drill rigs through January 2022 that will operate concurrently alongside an Aircore drill rig targeting regional gold and arsenic multi element structural targets across its Mt Stirling project area.

With a major player just up the road in Red 5’s King of the Hills gold project, Torian boasts an enviable postal address with known mineralisation potential. Armed with a triumvirate of rigs and an immense drilling campaign ahead, punters will be keen to see what the new year has in store for this budding WA explorer.

 

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