Infill Drilling Returns High Grade Gold Intercepts at Kat Gap
- The first 10 holes from a 109-hole infill RC drilling program at Kat Gap have returned highgrade gold intercepts. Better results include:
o 3m @ 13.23 g/t Au from 32m including 1m @ 17.00 g/t Au from 34m.
o 5m @ 7.36 g/t Au from 42m including 2m @ 14.20 g/t Au from 42m.
o 3m @ 7.04 g/t Au from 43m including 1m @ 19.40 g/t Au from 44m.
o 3m @ 4.22 g/t Au from 38m.
- Infill RC drilling at Kat Gap conducted over 200m of strike north of the cross cutting Proterozoic dyke.
- Some ninety-nine RC drill holes totalling 6555 metres remain to be drilled.
- Infill RC holes conducted on 10m x 10m and 10m x 5m spacings to provide more accurate resource model data for final pit design work.
- RC infill drilling program is a direct result from the recent bulk sample mining operation.
Classic drilled 10 holes for 555m at Kat Gap during July as part of a much larger 109-hole infill drilling campaign. This announcement covers the first 10 RC holes (FKGRC390 - 399) of the 109-hole program. Subsequent holes will be reported on in due course when assays become available.
Infill RC holes FKGRC390 - 399 are located approximately 200m north along strike from the cross cutting Proterozoic dyke and form part of the much larger infill drilling pattern. The holes have been drilled on 10m x 10m and 10m x 5m grid spacings to bring the near surface parts of the inferred resource to indicated status prior to final pit design work. The total 109-hole infill RC drilling program covers an area 300m along strike to the north of the Proterozoic dyke and 200m north along strike from the recent bulk sample mining operation.
The need for closer spaced infill drilling has eventuated from the recent bulk sample mining operation.
The pit was centred on an area of the resource block model, drilled on a 10m x 5m drill pattern, which came closest to the surface. The ore zone exposed during the bulk sample mining showed evidence of slight pinch and swell over relatively short wavelengths of around 10-15m. To gain a higher level of confidence in the overall status of the current resource block model drilling needs to be conducted on a minimum of 10m spaced sections and 10m spaced holes on the section. This spacing will permit an upgrade from the current inferred status to indicated. It will also aid greatly in final pit design work.
Most of the infill drilling will consist of relatively shallow holes down to depths of 40-70m. However deeper holes down to 100-140m will also be drilled to extend the known gold mineralisation to greater depths down dip. This work will hopefully add additional mineable ounces and a potentially larger final open pit design.
The overall infill RC drilling program consists of 109 holes for 7,110m and should take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete weather permitting. Assay results will be released to the market as they become available.
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About Classic Minerals Limited
Classic Minerals Limited (ASX:CLZ) is an exploration and development company focused on gold deposits in Western Australia's famous Goldfields region. In March 2017, Classic acquired the Forrestania Gold Project, with seven tenements stretching across 450km2. Strategically located in a very prospective region, the FGP is an underexplored package surrounded by multimillion ounce deposits such as Bounty (2Moz) and Yilgarn Star (1.5Moz).
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