Intermin Resources Limited (ASX:IRC) has started resource extension drilling at Lady Irene within the wider Menzies Gold Project as part of its 2019 Kalgoorlie and Menzies regional program.
The initial 11,000-metre program planned for the March and June quarters will also follow up results from Binduli, Teal East, Olympia, Scotia and Windanya at Kalgoorlie as well as Selkirk at Menzies.
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Intermin managing director Jon Price said: “The initial regional exploration program will focus on a number of targets that had limited work completed in 2018 as we focused on resource extensions at our core project areas south of Teal, Anthill, Blister Dam and Crake.
“Of particular interest will be the follow up work at Lady Irene in the Menzies area and the testing of high priority targets at Binduli which have the potential to play a significant part in our future development pipeline.
“The exploration team have done an excellent job on both target generation and resource growth and we look forward to releasing initial results of the program in the June quarter.”
Drilling in Menzies will follow up high-grade results at Lady Irene including:
39.3 metres at 4.27 g/t gold from 159 metres, including 10 metres at 5.73 g/t from 160 metres and 12 metres at 7.68 g/t from 184 metres; and
3.95 metres at 7.51 g/t from 124 metres, including 0.6 metres at 27.7 g/t from 128 metres.
The program aims to improve the conceptual geometry of the quartz vein recorded in intersection LIRD003 by testing adjacent areas for width and grade.
Depth extensions and drilling results completed by Intermin in 2016 will be tested at Selkirk such as:
3 metres at 88.62 g/t from 84 metres, including 2 metres at 118.57 g/t from 84 metres; and
1 metre at 15.1 g/t from 40 metres and 1 metre at 16.41 g/t from 50 metres.
Selkirk was a small historic high-grade underground mine producing 5,000 tonnes at 24 g/t for 3,858 ounces, with open cut mining in the 1990s having produced 42,000 tonnes at 4.6 g/t for 10,070 ounces.