Great Western Exploration has discovered significant gold deposits from assay results at its Yandal West project in Western Australia. Following maiden reverse circulation drilling, near-surface mineralisation was discovered in four lines (three consecutive) over two kilometres.
Results included four-metre highs of 5.68 and 6.19 grams of gold per tonne, and 24- and 20-metre highs (incorporating the above-mentioned four-metre results) of 1.51 and 1.63 grams of gold per tonne.
Jordan Luckett, managing director of Great Western, said that the results were very exciting, particularly as this was only the first phase of drilling.
“The potential for a large-scale gold system is clearly evident and we look forward to commencing the next phase of the program,” he said. “Interpretation of the first phase has generated specific targets which we believe will result in continued drilling success.”
Priority targets are set for a further 1.5 kilometres of second phase drilling next week. The Yandal West project comprises of two gold fields at present, Ives Find and Harris Find. Great Western owns 100 per cent of the former and 80 per cent of the latter.