Caprice Resources Ltd (ASX: CRS) has confirmed a major gold anomaly in the maiden aircore programme at the Solis Prospect.
Solis is located at the southern end of the Island Gold Project (IGP) in the Murchison Region of Western Australia. Work in early 2022 delineated a +1km long regolith gold anomalous zone.
The maiden programme was drilled on 400m line spacing with 80m spaced holes. An infill programme consisting of 39 holes for 1,146m was recently completed at Solis, tightening the hole spacing in the main anomalous areas.
The programme has successfully returned grades in line with the maiden program and confirmed the +1km gold anomaly.
In addition, the closer spaced drilling enabled a preliminary interpretation of the anomaly’s geometry within the regolith profile. The information from the combined aircore programmes has been used to plan a follow up RC programme, which is scheduled for late June/early July.
The RC programme will look to test depths of c.100m, compared to the average aircore depth of c.30m, and will give insights into the mineralisation in fresh rock.
The maiden aircore programme at Solis was an exceptional success, generating a large-scale anomaly in an untested area,” Managing Director, Andrew Muir, said.
“The scale and coherence of the anomaly is outstanding. This infill aircore programme has confirmed the +1km gold anomaly and, in addition, it has enabled Caprice to effectively plan deeper RC drilling to test for mineralisation in fresh rock. We look forward to assessing the depth potential within the next few weeks.”
The Solis Prospect, located within the IGP, is at the southern end of Lake Austin within E 21/186. The maiden aircore programme was completed earlier in the year.
That programme consisted of 80 holes for 2,451m and delineated a +1km gold in regolith anomaly, with multiple +1g/t intercepts. The recently completed follow up aircore programme consisted of 39 holes for a total of 1,146m.
The holes were focussed on five of the existing 400m spaced drill lines. The drilling was designed to improve drill coverage across the stratigraphy, with hole spacing improved to 20-50m, as well as evaluate the orientation of regolith anomalies from the maiden program.
In-line with the maiden aircore programme, 4m composite samples were collected downhole, with 1m resamples taken for composite samples that returned gold values greater than 0.1g/t Au. Better 1m results from the infill program include: 1m @ 3.6g/t Au from 37m in 22IGA0088, 1m @ 1.3g/t Au from 34m in 22IGA0086, and 1m @ 1.0g/t Au from 17m in 22IGA0095.