Moho Resources Ltd (ASX:MOH) has commenced a diamond drilling campaign at the Crossroads prospect in the WA Wheatbelt.
Located about 22km west of the Edna May gold mine Crossroads is part of Moho’s Burracoppin Gold Project within E70/4688, which is subject to a 70:30 Joint venture with IGO Limited.
Managing Director, Shane Sadleir, said the four-hole coring programme of approximately 600m has been designed to follow up mineralisation intersected in the January 2021 RC drilling programme, with the drill hole layout determined using an analysis of multielement geochemistry, geophysics and gold assay values.
He said the transported cover and clays of the saprolite down to the top of fresh rock will be drilled HQ3size (61mm diameter), and deeper fresh rock by NQ size (47mm diameter). This will maximise core recovery and minimise direct drilling costs whilst enabling the collection of high quality lithological, structural and geochemical data.
The programme is partially funded by the WA Government as part of its Exploration Incentive Scheme to test a potential Intrusive-Related Gold mineral system at the Crossroads prospect.
Moho is again fortunate to have secured West Core Drilling to undertake our maiden diamond drilling program at the Crossroads prospect,” Mr Sadleir said.
“We are particularly looking forward to identifying the orientation of structures controlling the gold mineralisation intersected in the recent RC drilling programme and to then apply these findings to subsequent exploration programmes.”
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 RC drilling with lithology, alteration, structures and textures seen in the core.
- Identify the orientation of structures controlling the mineralisation.
- To apply these findings to subsequent exploration programmes.