Bryah Resources (ASX: BYH) has unearthed thick intersections of gold mineralisation in several areas while drilling at the Windalah prospect within its Bryah Basin project in Western Australia.
Formerly known as the Mars 1 anomaly, drilling at Windalah has returned thick intersections with gold grades ranging from 0.14 grams per tonne to 6.29g/t.
Notable results from the drilling program included 27m at 1.43g/t, with two 3m higher grade intervals comprising gold grading 4.16g/t and 6.29g/t.
Other intersections were 21m at 1.21g/t gold, including 6m at 3.52g/t gold and 12m at 0.71g/t gold.
According to Bryah, the mineralisation remains open along strike and down dip.
“Today we have announced encouraging gold mineralisation has been recorded at the Windalah prospect, in the Bryah Basin,” Bryah managing director Neil Marston said.
The results are from the maiden drilling campaign at the project, which kicked-off in August and comprised nine holes for 1,688m at Windalah, as part of the company’s broader program to test up to six anomalies it identified through airborne and ground electromagnetic surveys.
“Our exploration strategy, which is centred on a systematic approach to target generation, is now proving its merit,” Mr Marston noted.
“With this initial success, we are more confident about further deep drilling in this area as we believe the Windalah prospect has great potential for a future copper-gold discovery,” he added.
Next to Windalah, Bryah has drilled a further five holes for 986m, with assays pending. According to Bryah, the holes are where previous exploration during the 1980s recorded gold mineralisation in several holes. However, the rotary air blast drilling at the time only penetrated to 40m depths.
The previous explorer Afmeco theorised the area had geological similarities to the historic Horseshoe Lights copper-gold mine about 13km to the north.
To date, Bryah has completed 46 holes for 6,194m.
Remaining assays from the drilling campaign are anticipated in the coming weeks.
Bryah Basin project
Bryah secured the 720 square kilometre project for its copper and gold potential.
However, in addition to the copper and gold anomalies identified across the tenements, Bryah also discovered manganese prospects earlier this year and is evaluating the near-term potential of developing a low-cost manganese operation.
If successful, Bryah anticipates the manganese revenue will underpin exploration and development of its gold and copper potential.
Bryah’s share price was steady at $0.10 in morning trade.