Yandal Resources Ltd (ASX:YRL) has commenced a 2,200 metre reverse circulation drilling program designed to confirm historical gold mineralisation at the Ironstone Well and Mt McClure gold projects.
The projects are in the highly prospective Yandal Greenstone Belt in Western Australia and are within close proximity to a number of operating gold mines and major development projects.
Location map of the Ironstone Well, Barwidgee and Mt McClure gold projects
Ironstone Well Gold Project
At Ironstone Well, most of the drilling (22 holes for 1,830 metres) will be conducted at the Flushing Meadows prospect to target shallow oxide gold mineralisation identified in historical and recent programs.
The holes are designed to verify the location and quality of historically defined mineralisation to provide new technical information for compilation of an updated geological model.
If the new data compares favourably with historical data and there is sufficient data density, compilation of an initial JORC 2012 resource will be undertaken.
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Earlier this month, Yandal commenced a 3,200 metres reconnaissance aircore drilling program which included testing an area up to 800 metres north along strike from the Flushing Meadows historical resource area.
This program is now complete and 4 metre composite samples have been dispatched to a laboratory in Perth for analyses.
Positive results from the aircore program will be followed-up immediately with resource style reverse circulation drilling programs designed to expand oxide mineralisation envelopes.
Mt McClure Gold Project
The Mt McClure project contains several historical prospects and open pit mines within a short haulage distance on existing haul roads from the 2 million tonnes per annum Bronzewing processing facility.
An initial two-hole program is planned at the largest of the historical mines, the Success deposit, where substantial gold mineralisation has been reported in drilling located beneath the previously mined open pit.
Success deposit satellite image showing the previously mined pit, waste dumps and a collar plan of historical drilling
If successful, a more comprehensive reverse circulation and diamond drilling program will be undertaken for the compilation of an initial resource estimate.
The total program is expected to take about 2 weeks to complete with initial results likely to be available in March 2019.