Xantippe Resources (ASX: XTC) has completed its maiden reverse circulation drilling programme at its Southern Cross gold project in Western Australia to test historic drill results and explore targets at depths deeper than previously recorded.
The 16-hole, 1,722m drilling campaign across the Company’s 76Km2 tenement holding is on ground close to a number of active mine sites such as the Marvel Loch and Edna May mines. These mines are located in the Yilgarn greenstone belt – one of Australia’s most prolific gold provinces.
The focus of the campaign was to validate high-grade gold intersected historical drilling at various prospects including Glendower, Xantippe and Treasury South.
During the 12-day programme, a total of 8 holes for 876m were completed at the Glendower prospect, 6 holes for 618m at the Xantippe prospect and 2 holes for 228m at Treasury South.
From a standing start to the completion of this programme in less than 8 weeks, including all approvals and logistics, is quite remarkable,” Richard Henning, Managing Director of Xantippe Resources said.
“Hopefully, we will have no undue delays in the analysis process and we can use the results to plan our next round of geophysical surveys and database analysis prior to the next drilling programme.”
Samples have been submitted for analysis and results will be reported as they come to hand.
As well as drilling below previously drilled depths, Xantippe will look to expand the known mineralised zones of exiting targets, as well as uncover new targets in prospective areas.