Gold Mineralisation Identified in Stockpiles at Burtville WA
- High grade gold mineralisation identified in surface stockpiles including;
-- 38.4 g/t gold, 6.4 g/t gold, 4.9 g/t gold, 3.9 g/t gold and 3.6 g/t gold
- Drilling application lodged
The gold grades within the surface rock piles ranges from waste (<0.5 g/t gold) to high grade ore (38 g/t gold). The rock piles have been sampled on a 2 metre by 2 metre grid with 71 samples collected (see figure 1 in the link below). 32 samples contain potentially economic gold mineralisation. Better results are shown in the link below.
Managing Director Todd Hibberd commented that "Burtville East surprised us with the high grade of some of the surface rock piles. The size of the gold in soil anomaly combined with the substantial gold grades encountered in the rock pile sampling indicates that the quartz vein contains substantial gold mineralisation".
"The Company has planned an initial drilling program to test the extents of the quartz vein and has submitted a drilling application to the Department of Mines and Petroleum. Drilling approvals are expected in two-three weeks allowing the Company to test this target in the latter part of 2016".
The Burtville East Gold Prospect (100%)
The Burtville anomaly occurs immediately around historical workings that consist of two shafts and several mullock or ore dumps. The historical workings targeted quartz veins within strongly foliated basalts. Historical drilling intersected substantial mineralisation including 5 metres at 33 g/t gold, 2 metres at 6.65 g/t gold and 3 metres at 5.3 g/t gold.
The historical drilling indicates that the quartz vein is striking NNE and dipping steeply NW but further drilling 40 metres north and south did not locate any additional mineralisation. The recorded orientation is not consistent with the local geology or with the general orientation of the surface gold anomaly and Company geologists suspect that a more likely quartz vein orientation is NNW trending with the regional geology. If this is the case, then most of the historic drilling would have missed the quartz vein.
In August 2016 the Company conducted a detail soil geochemical sampling program that identified a substantial gold in soil anomaly that extends over 250 by 185 metre area in a roughly NNW orientation. The maximum gold values are 42,100 ppb (42.1 g/t) and 886 ppb (0.88 g/t gold) which occur adjacent to the edge of mullock dumps or ore stockpiles. There is also a large anomalous zone +100 ppb extending 150 by 75 metres and an outer halo of 250 by 185 metres of +25 ppb gold values.
In October 2016 sampling of the historically mined surface rock piles reveals substantial mineralisation.
The company has finalised a preliminary drilling program and has lodged a program of work with the Department of Mines and Petroleum. Approval to conduct drilling is expected in two-three weeks and drilling is expected to commence in November or early December.
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About White Cliff Minerals Ltd
White Cliff Minerals Ltd is a Gold, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel resources and mining company listed in Australia (ASX:WCN). The Company is focused on developing low cost high value mineral deposits that have near term cash flow potential.
Major projects include the Aucu gold deposit that contains 484,000 ounces of gold (3mt at 5.1 g/t) starting at surface and Chanach copper deposit that contains 64,000 tonnes of copper (17.2Mt at 0.37% copper). Both projects have substantial blue sky potential with drilling covering only 5% of the known structures. In Australia the company is developing the Coronation Dam cobalt–nickel deposit where a maiden resource will be announced in the late 2018.
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