White Cliff Minerals Limited (ASX:WCN) has commenced reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the M20/446 permit, which is part of the company’s highly-prospective Reedy South Gold Project that hosts the Pegasus and King Cole prospects in Western Australia.
White Cliff Technical Director Ed Mead said that following the release of the maiden MRE for Reedy South, the Board has been eager to get on the ground and drilling these two prospects.
“From reviewing the historical drilling data and the MRE, we see scope to expand the resource base along strike and at depth – the 3,000m programme will be aimed at confirming this view.
“Concurrently with the drilling, we have mobilised a small team into the field to undertake structural mapping across E20/969 and the recent Cracker Jack acquisition.”
The programme will consist of ~3,000m of RC drilling, with shallower (~60 to 80m) infill drill holes aimed at increasing resource confidence and testing strike extensions, then deeper holes to target mineralisation at depth.
Historical drilling, which was incorporated into the company’s maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE), averaged 60m in depth.
The aim of the RC drilling programme will be to grow the Reedy South resources, as well as convert additional inferred resources into the indicated category at the next MRE update.
Drilling is anticipated to take three weeks, with samples to be despatched to ALS Laboratory in Perth for fire assay.
Concurrently with the drilling program, White Cliff has commenced a detailed geological mapping program across E20/969 and the recently acquired Cracker Jack prospect (E20/938).
The week-long mapping programme is designed to follow-up historical sampling and drilling across these tenements and will guide future exploration programmes.
The Reedy South Gold Project covers 272 sq., km of the highly prospective Cue goldfields, centred on the southern portion of the prolific Reedy Shear Zone, within the Meekatharra- Wydgee greenstone belt.