Pilbara miner Artemis Resources has made three new gold discoveries within 30km of its Radio Hill processing plant, with the company continuing to bolster its hefty prospecting credentials in the West Pilbara.
The top result from its Patterson’s Hut anomaly returned a rockchip sample of 11.4 grams per tonne.
The Patterson’s Hutt, a 4.5km long surface soil anomaly, is a new area unexplored by Artemis and located through the company’s broad regional soil geochemistry sampling program.
The sampling program also revealed rock chips up to 5.04 g/t gold at its Ruth Well North anomaly, as well as a soil geochemistry anomaly co-located with nuggets in shear zones at two 1km trends, which Artemis is calling Pipline.
Commenting on the latest Pilbara gold finds, Artemis executive director Ed Mead said:
Karratha until recently has remained relatively unexplored for its gold potential. This area wide geochemical and rock chip survey indicates substantial gold prospectivity exists within Artemis’ extensive tenement package, all within a short trucking distance of our Radio Hill processing plant.
“The use of ionic geochemical analysis techniques in conjunction with traditional geochemical sampling has helped Artemis identify numerous new targets and projects such as Carlow Castle and Purdy’s Reward,” he said.
The geochemical program has also responded strongly at Artemis’s Carlow Castle project, where the company has announced a number of high-grade gold and cobalt assays.
All the company’s projects have shown multi-element responses, with Carlow Castle in particular returning a broad array ranging from gold, silver and cobalt to nickel, palladium and copper.
Artemis has announced that it will continue to pursue its new geochemical targets, with plans for first pass air-core drilling being developed.