Terrain Minerals Limited (ASX: TMX) believes it is has uncovered a highly prospective for gold exploration target following a recent site visit to the Smokebush Project in Western Australia.
Terrain’s geologists recently conducted an eight-day site visit to gain a first-hand understanding of the local geology and any possible logistical challenges that may be encountered during the set up for a first stage drill programme.
The team also used the site visit was to validate historic data, including drill collar locations.
Executive Director, Justin Virgin, said the Terrain geological team has successfully highlighted three high priority drill targets, along with two other areas that warrant further work and drill testing. The team also uncovered extensive historic underground mine working at the Monza Target.
Terrain has commenced the planning for an RC and aircore drill programme at the Smokebush gold project to test these high priority target areas.
The best rock chip samples over the priority targets include: Monza (3.1 g/t Au, & 0.61g/t Au & 0.37g/t Au); Target 13 (11.1g/t Au with 0.27% Pb and 17.2 g/t Au with 2.3% Pb); and Wildflower (1.2 g/t Au).
Mr Virgin said other areas of interest include Targets T16 and T16W, which are both located in the southern area of the tenement package that also show potential, but further work is required prior to being ready for drill testing.
The Board of Terrain is very excited about the findings from the field trip and the potential of the planned drilling campaign,” Mr Virgin said.
The Smokebush Project Area is located approximately 85 kilometres east northeast of the Perenjori township and 65 kilometres west of Paynes Find within the Yalgoo Mineral Field.