Zenith Minerals (ASX: ZNC) has both extended the known mineralisation and confirmed multiple new gold zones at its Split Rocks project in Western Australia.
The company has received final 1m assay resample results from a 32-hole reverse circulation drill program at the project that totalled 2,793m.
At the Dulcie laterite pit extension, assays have revealed gold mineralisation extends 500m further south with the cumulative gold strike across the deposit now exceeding 2km.
Notable intersections were 3m at 17.9 grams per tonne gold; 8m at 2g/t gold, including 2m at 7.2g/t gold; and 5m at 1.9g/t gold and 7m at 2g/t gold.
Infill drilling at the same laterite pit hit near surface gold zones with better results of 19m at 1.6g/t gold, including 3m at 7.4g/t gold; and 20m at 0.9g/t gold, including 5m at 2g/t gold.
Drilling was also undertaken at the Dulcie North target to test where 32m at 9.4g/t gold was uncovered last year.
Redrilling this target confirmed the near surface mineralised zone extends east-to-west and remains open in both directions.
A highlight intersection was 8m at 4.8g/t gold from 17m, including 3m at 6.9g/t gold.
Over at Water Bore, drilling followed up on a gold hit during water exploration.
A near surface west dipping gold zone has been discovered that remains open to the south. Assays have revealed 3m at 6.6g/t gold and 3m at 3.7g/t gold.
Advancing Split Rocks
Zenith chief executive officer Mick Clifford said further reverse circulation drilling at the project will focus on Dulcie North and Water Bore.
The company has also firmed up multiple high-priority targets across 18km of strike which are yet to be tested via first pass drilling.
Split Rocks is within the Southern Cross region of WA’s Forrestania greenstone belt.
Zenith noted that several “very large” current and previously operated gold mines are along strike of Split Rocks – both to the north and south.
The company says this attests to the gold endowment within the region.
Split Rock’s prospectivity is further enhanced with Zenith’s partner currently mining and treating surface gold laterite ore at the Dulcie heap leach gold operation.
Zenith owns the rights to gold below 6m of surface.