Great Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: GNM) will look to accelerate work at the company’s Big Rush Gold Project in Northern Queensland following the receipt of some promising high-grade assay results at the historic mining area.
Initial results from the first two Reverse Circulation (RC) drill holes at Big Rush, the largest of the former producing mines, included 5m @ 12.64 g/t Au from 92m and 12m @ 1.11 g/t Au from 76m.
Great Northern Minerals Managing Director, Cameron McLean, said the early results were a great start to exploration at Big Rush.
The Board and Management of Great Northern Minerals are excited by the preliminary assay results at Big Rush following the assays at Golden Cup.
“Big Rush is the largest producer of the three mines historically and an important part of our inventory. We look forward to the results of the remaining assays which we expect will demonstrate significant further increases in the company’s resource base.”
The initial programme at Big Rush saw eight holes for a total of 1,042 metres drilled beneath the Central Pit – which was mined up until 1998.
Assay results from the remaining six drill holes are expected to be available in early January 2020.
McLean said the mineralised drill intercepts correspond to logged intervals of quartz veining and elevated amounts of visual arsenopyrite and pyrite.
The aim of the drilling program was to validate previous drilling results from the project to enable a maiden JORC-compliant resource to be estimated.
Future drill programmes will also look to target the Northern Pit, Southern Pit and Sergei Pit areas which have not had any drilling completed since 1997.