Zenith Minerals (ASX: ZNC) has recommenced drilling at its 100% owned Red Mountain project in Queensland. The follow-up drill campaign, to be conducted over the coming months, will aim to define the limits of gold mineralisation and test continuity for high-grade near surface gold mineralisation discovered in Zenith’s maiden drill test.
Drilling has recommenced at Zenith’s 100% owned Red Mountain project in Queensland. This activity will follow-up highly encouraging high-grade near surface gold zones intersected in the June 2020 maiden drill program. Better results were 14m @ 5.5 g/t Au, including 6m @ 12.3 g/t Au from surface.
Drilling conducted to date has only tested approximately 250m of strike of a 1200m long high-order gold anomaly. This drill campaign will test for continuity of gold mineralised zones and attempt to define the limits of the gold system.
The drill rig will work on a full-time basis and pending positive follow-up assay results will work a continuous roster over the coming months.
Results from that maiden program were announced to the market last month and included:
14m @ 5.5 g/t Au incl 6m @ 12.3 g/t Au from surface.
5m @ 3.5 g/t Au incl 2m @ 8.0 g/t Au from 64 m depth.
12m @ 1.0 g/t Au from 42m depth incl 4m @ 2.1 g/t Au from 50 m depth, within broader mineralised interval of 56m @ 0.4 g/t Au from 6m depth.
The initial drill program was a significant success with highly encouraging gold results returned from only a portion of a larger target area. Drilling tested 250m of strike of a 1200m long high-order gold anomaly with surface soil values including: 2.2g/t Au, 1.6 g/t Au, 0.56g/t Au and 0.33 g/t Au and gold in rock chips to 2.0 g/t Au & 114 g/t Ag.
Commenting on Red Mountain, CEO Mick Clifford said: “We are very excited to be back drilling again at Red Mountain. The initial gold results received last month in the maiden drill test only tested approximately 25% of the current defined anomaly strike length and were a terrific start.
“We look forward to receiving a constant flow of new assay results from this follow-up drill campaign. The geological region in which Red Mountain is located has been proven to host significant gold mineralisation. Noted examples include Cracow and Mount Rawdon which both defined 2.0 million ounce plus gold deposits.”