Aurumin Ltd hails “excellent results” from Shillington drilling at the Central Sandstone project in WA
Aurumin Ltd (ASX:AUN) has described a strong result from resource drilling in the Shillington Banded Iron Formation (BIF) at its wholly-owned Central Sandstone Gold project, saying it shows an extension of the recently analyzed high-grade mineralization. at the Two Mile Hill deposit.
Nine holes totaling 1,245 meters were drilled at the Shillington open pit, approximately 400 meters south of the Two Mile Hill tonalite, in an effort to better define the Shillington resource.
The drilling was done in conjunction with the pre-collars for diamond drilling at the Two Mile Hill deposit, with highlights including:
- 7 meters at 5.78 g/t gold from 137 meters;
- 6 meters at 5.40 g/t gold from 96 meters;
- 8 meters at 4.99 g/t gold from 80 meters; and
- 7 meters at 1.64 g/t gold from 90 meters and 4 meters at 4.54 g/t gold from 101 meters.
Two holes were stopped short of reaching target depths due to water affecting drilling and sample quality. They remain open and may be completed with diamond drill tails at a later date.
The Central Sandstone project has a gold mineral resource of 784,000 ounces.
Plan view showing the targeted high-grade corridor.
Unique geological complex
Arumin Managing Director Brad Valiukas said: “These are excellent results from Shillington, indicating a structurally related higher grade corridor and grade continuity connecting to the Two Mile Hill deposit.
“Along with the recently completed diamond drilling at Two Mile Hill, this allows us to model the Shillington and Two Mile Hill deposits as a unique geological complex, with known grade in banded, mafic and tonalite iron formation.
“We anticipate results from the last two diamond holes, which were drilled at Two Mile Hill, shortly. We look forward to publishing these results and starting an updated resource model immediately after. »