Anova Metals Limited (ASX: AWV) has reported further outstanding assay results from the 2020 diamond drilling programme at its 100%-owned Big Springs Gold Project in Nevada, USA.
Highlights from the latest holes includes 10.85m @ 3.96g/t from 87.33m, including 3.05m @ 6.16.5g/t from hoe ZBF-001.
Managing Director, Dr Mingyan (Joe) Wang, said this high-grade interval has successfully extended the main lode mineralisation at 401 deposit, South Sammy (which was last meaningfully drill tested in 2006) for a further approximate 30 metres. Intervals of 3.05m @ 1.06g/t and 1.52m @ 1.03g/t were also returned at shallower levels in this hole.
The continuing high-grade results returned from the 2020 drilling program are highly encouraging. Latest intercepts received are significant in establishing the down dip extension and continuity of high-grade gold grade mineralisation at the 401 deposit, South Sammy,” Dr Wang said.
Multiple lower grade intervals were returned from hole ZBF-003 including 4.27m @ 1.14g/t and 1.1m @ 1.03g/t. The drill intercept has confirmed gold mineralisation continuity and geological modelling. Follow up drilling is planned in 2021 to define the extent of this mineralisation.
The main lode mineralisation intersected at both holes ZBF-001 and ZBF-003 is within Unit D, with strong alteration of silicification and sulfidation. Texture of brecciation and vuggy were observed. Unit D hosts most of the gold mineralisation at Big Springs.
The 2020 diamond drilling programme at Big Springs comprised seven completed holes at North Sammy and three completed holes at South Sammy for a total of 1,702 drilling metres. Assay results have now been received for the three holes at South Sammy (401 deposit) (ZBF-001, ZBF-002a, and ZBF-003) and one hole at North Sammy (North Shoot) (BS-006).
Outstanding high-grade intervals in BS-006 (5.49m @ 15.23g/t) and ZBF-002a (4.54m @ 3.98g/t) were reported to the market in Anova ASX release dated January 18, 2021.