The fortunate availability of a rig in the area has led Bryah Resources Limited (ASX: BYH) to successfully hit shallow, high-grade gold at its Windalah Gold-Copper Prospect within the Bryah Basin, north of Meekatharra in central Western Australia.
Managing Director, Neil Marston, said the short gold exploration drilling programme was opportunistically undertaken as a result of rig availability and was aimed to test for shallow extensions of the zones of high-grade gold mineralisation intersected by Bryah’s drilling in 2018.
The 210m drilling programme consisted of three Reverse Circulation (RC) holes.
Intersecting 12 metres at over 4 grams per tonne of gold from the surface is an impressive result for the company,” Mr Marston said.
“We have now hit high-grade gold mineralisation from surface to a vertical depth of over 100 metres from drilling in 2018.
“The drilling result highlights the potential for this area, which has had very limited drilling to date.”
The highlight hole of the recent programme included 12 metres @ 4.32 g/t Au from surface, including 2 metres @ 17.19 g/t Au from three metres.
Mr Marston said follow-up drilling will be required to test the extent of gold at Windalah and planning is underway to get back drilling as soon as practicable.
“Drilling at Windalah in 2018 intersected gold mineralisation of up to 15 grams per tonne over one metre, within a broader zone of gold mineralisation, which we have exceeded in this latest drilling. This area remains our most advanced gold-copper target in the Bryah Basin.
“This drilling was funded from a Cash Flow Boost payment to support business continuity which was received from the Australian Federal Government in May.
These results vindicate the company’s decision to immediately use these funds on our on-going gold exploration activities.”