Kalamazoo Resources begins second round of drilling at Ashburton gold project

Kalamazoo Resources ASX KZR Phase II drilling program Ashburton Gold Project
Kalamazoo Resources acquired Ashburton from Northern Star last year.

Kalamazoo Resources (ASX: KZR) has started phase two drilling at the historically mined Ashburton gold project it acquired from Northern Star (ASX: NST) last year.

The phase two program follows maiden drilling that was completed at Ashburton in December.

It will comprise 12,000m of aircore and reverse circulation drilling and will focus on adding to the current resource of 20.8 million tonnes at 2.5 grams per tonne for 1.65 million ounces.

“We are very pleased to see phase two of our drilling program at our Ashburton gold project get underway after months of detailed target generate and drill hole design,” Kalamazoo non-executive director and Ashburton project managing Paul Adams said.

“We expect to have strong news flow from early June through to November from this program and look forward to being able to keep the market informed of our progress.”

The program is targeting shallow extensions to mineralised trends east and west of the Waugh open pit and Connies Find.

Drilling will also test Peak, Titus, Corfu and West Olympus. Meanwhile, aircore drilling will focus on St Helens and Patra.

Kalamazoo is still continuing with its target generation for the project with several other prospects identified within 5km of My Olympus.

Ashburton gold project

Ashburton is located on the edge of the Pilbara Craton in WA’s north and comprises 217 square kilometres of tenements.

Sipa Resources (ASX: SRI) mined Ashburton between 1998 and 2004, where it generated 350,000oz gold at 3.3g/t.

Kalamazoo’s maiden drilling program at Ashburton was completed in December last year and comprised 5,718m.

It focused on Waugh, Connie’s Find, Peake and Peake West.

Highlight intersections were 9m at 5.52g/t gold from 148m, including 1m at 22.1g/t gold from 153m; 9m at 3.03g/t gold from 155m, including 2m at 9.71g/t gold; 9m at 4.03g/t gold from 157m, including 1m at 17.8g/t gold; and 7m at 4.25g/t gold from 68m, including 3m at 7.99g/t gold.

Mr Adams said he was “very pleased” with the results from the maiden drilling program at Ashburton.

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