Great Western Exploration (ASX: GTE) has revealed further “significant” gold mineralisation at its Yandal West project in Western Australia.
The company has received 1m gold sample results in addition to assays from a recent surface rock chip sampling campaign.
At the Harris Find target, 1m results returned 2m at 7.75 grams per tonne gold from 20m, including 1m at 15.1g/t gold.
Meanwhile, the rock chip assayed up to 28g/t gold and extended the trend to at least 340m of strike.
According to Great Western, the results validate historical exploration, which included drilling and generated 2m at 15g/t gold in addition to underground sampling which unearthed 105g/t gold, 10.6g/t gold and 9.6g/t gold.
Great Western noted that drilling has only tested to a maximum 40m depth with mineralisation remaining open in all directions.
Taking into account these results, Great Western has made Harris Find a high priority target and is planning further drilling.
Over at the project’s May Queen East target, 1m results confirmed continuation of near-surface gold with intercepts comprising 2m at 3.89g/t gold and 1m at 7.3g/t gold from 3m.
Great Western pointed out the results indicate 550m of continuous gold mineralisation from surface that remains open at depth and along strike.
Both Harris Find and May Queen East lie on the Harris Find Shear Zone which covers about 8.5km of gold strike.
High-grade gold has also been discovered about 2km north of Harris Find with rock chips assaying up to 23.5g/t gold.
Yandal West gold project
Yandal West is located within WA’s Yandal gold belt and 55km along strike of the Bronzewing 3 million ounce and Mt McClure 1.2Moz gold deposits. It is also 60km from the Jundee 10Moz deposit.
Great Western wholly-owns the Ives Find tenements and 80% of the Harris Find tenements.
In addition to drilling at May Queen East and Harris Find, exploration at Ives Find has also uncovered high-grade gold.
Recent highlight results from Ives Find were 3m at 15.02g/t gold from 51m, including 1m at 30.9g/t gold; and 2m at 5.87g/t gold from 74m, including 1m at 11.1g/t gold.
However, the majority of the prospect’s 1.3km gold trend remains untested.