Bellevue Gold has uncovered impressive grades after kicking off its maiden drilling program at the Government Well prospect in Western Australia.
The company discovered a gold intersect of 17 metres at 4.2 grams per tonne from 19 metres.
Drilling results from the first hole also included three metres at 9.7 grams of gold per tonne from 19 metres and 3 metres at 11.6 grams per tonne from 33 metres.
The early find is located 7.4 kilometres north of the company’s Bellevue gold project in Western Australia, which is a 2.2 million ounce at 11.3 grams per tonne resource.
According to Bellevue managing director Steve Parsons, the result is a welcome start to the drilling program.
“This result supports our view that there is huge scope to grow the inventory at Bellevue,” he said.
“The Bellevue gold mine sits within a 20km-long mineralised corridor which has been subjected to very limited exploration.
“The drilling at Government Well represents our first foray away from the mine area and given the strength of this result, we will conduct follow-up drilling at the first opportunity.”
The intersection revealed in the drilling results is along the 20 kilometre Bellevue Trend.
To date, the company has drilled four RC holes along a 500 metre stretch of the area, with assays from the other three holes yet to be determined.
Bellevue Gold has also recently received its third Environment Impact Statement co-funding grant by the West Australian Government for a deeper drill program at the bellevue and Deacon Lodes.