Moho Resources Ltd (ASX:MOH) has provided an update on exploration activities on the Burracoppin gold project in the WA wheatbelt, including the results from the EIS co-funded diamond drilling at Crossroads prospect, located 22 km west of the Edna May gold mine.
We’re very pleased with the outcome of the diamond drilling which has enhanced the gold prospectivity at Crossroads. The silver anomalism is intriguing and suggests that other styles of mineralisation may be present in the area,” Managing Director, Shane Sadleir, said.
“The geochemical review reinforces the gold prospectivity and provides sound guidance for our future drilling activities around the Crossroads prospect.”
The diamond drill programme has been designed with the following aims:
- Obtain high quality core to study the geology more closely and refine Crossroads geological model, which can feed into any future drill program designs and resource modelling
- Reconciliation of rock type and geochemical zones identified by earlier RC drilling with lithology, alteration, structures and textures seen in the diamond drill core.
- Identify the orientation and nature of structures controlling the mineralisation.
- Apply these findings to subsequent exploration programmes
Four diamond holes were completed for a total of 630m. A co-funded drilling grant of up to $147,000 has been provided by the Western Australian Government under the Exploration Incentive Scheme, of which Moho has received $120,000 to date.
All drillholes were geologically examined to identify lithology, veining, alteration and structures. All core was halved and sampled, with sample intervals determined by lithological boundaries, veining and structures.
Assaying for gold and a multielement suite was completed by Bureau Veritas Perth by 40g Aqua Regia digest and ICP OES/MS analysis.
Three of the diamond drill holes (BCMH0070 -72) reported significant drill intersections >0.25 g/t Au and > 6.0 g/t Ag.
The same holes reported numerous Intercepts of gold confirming the general grade and nature of previous gold intersections obtained by previous RC drilling.
Bedrock gold mineralisation remains open to the north, west and at depth. Significant silver mineralisation was also identified in a number of holes. Lithologies noted during drilling appear to dip gently to the east and include felsic gneiss of a sedimentary origin, biotite schist/amphibolite, granite and quartzite. A granitic intrusion to the west of the drilling area postdates the regional north-south trending deformation. A previously unknown conglomerate unit was identified in holes BCMH0070 and BCMH0071 containing granitic cobbles in sheared mafic matrix.