Tambourah Metals hits high-grade gold at historic WA project

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Tambourah Metals (ASX: TMB) has identified high-grade gold in the first assay results from a recently-completed drilling campaign at the historic Tambourah project in Western Australia.

Highlight results from the initial assays from the program of 17 reverse circulation (RC) holes for 2,684m included 1.0 metre at 28 grams per tonne gold from the Tambourah King target.

This is the highest-grade hit in the project’s lengthy history.

The RC program included holes at Tambourah King and the first drilling campaign in 125 years at the historic World’s Fair gold project.

Historic grade and gold results confirmed

These initial results have helped confirm historic grade and gold continuity.

Previous drilling by Tambourah at the Tambourah King and World’s Fair projects in 2022 and 2023 identified two zones of gold mineralization of around 2.0 metres in width with 8.0 metres separation between the zones.

It has been estimated the zones provide up to 150m of continuous gold mineralization which are currently open down plunge to the north.

Executive chair Rita Brooks said the company is now waiting on final results from the latest drilling campaign at both Tambourah King and World’s Fair.

Exceptional gold returns

“We are pleased with these exceptionally high gold results at the Tambourah King project which confirms the Tambourah goldfield has the potential to encompass high-grade gold mineralisation throughout the 30 historic gold prospects.”

“The 28 grams per tonne result at Tambourah King, has returned our strongest mineralised intercept in the project’s history to date.”

“These two historic prospects (Tambourah King and World’s Fair) will be further advanced as we continue to test our pipeline of significant gold prospects within the Tambourah goldfield region.”

Historic region

Gold mining commenced in the 1890s at the Tambourah and Western Shaw mining centers, with the bulk of the production coming from the Western Chief and World’s Fair gold mines. Total gold production from the Tambourah mining center is reported at around 5,247 ounces.

The Tambourah Gold project covers a significant land holding which contains over 30 historic gold prospects, with the company having access to a wealth of data to design its exploration activities there.

Lithium exploration underway

Tambourah is also awaiting assays from a recently completed 234m of RC drilling at the Tambourah North lithium project. This drilling was part of a preliminary program to test for lithium-bearing spodumene pegmatites located within this project region.

The Tambourah North drilling was designed to test the pegmatites from surface, with the 3rd drill hole in the program intersecting sulphides throughout the 120m hole.

Tambourah North is located 7 km north of the company’s lithium and gold project in licence permit E 45/4597.

High-grade lithium rock chip samples have previously been found to be hosted in pegmatites within the project area.