Diversified gold-lithium explorer Zenith Minerals (ASX: ZNC) has further enhanced it Split Rocks gold project in Western Australia with what the company describes as high-grade intercepts at the Dulcie Far North ground.
The company says results from 17 holes at the prospect show “strong” gold grades extending into fresh rock beneath near surface zones outlined in previous drilling.
The new results comprise 7m at 7.8 grams per tonne gold (including 5m at 10.6g/t), 5m at 4.9g/t (including 2m at 11.3g/t) and 5m at 7.4g/t.
These follow drilling last September and January that unearthed 4m at 10.2g/t, including 2m at 19.8g/t, and 12m at 2.9g/t.
More drilling now warranted
Split Rocks is located halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie and lies directly south of Southern Cross.
The company’s gold targets sit within a 65sq km package of 100%-owned tenements.
Split Rocks has 18 targets that have been defined over a 18km strike length.
Managing director Mick Clifford said the drilling in fresh rock had produced “every encouraging” results.
“Additional RC drilling is now warranted to scope out the extents of these high-grade gold zones,” he added.
All targets have intersected gold
Assay results from a further 11 reverse circulation drill holes are awaited from the adjoining Dulcie North, Scott’s Grey and Water Bore prospects.
Results are also pending from three diamond core holes that were drilled in the Dulcie Laterite Pit zone.
Zenith’s geological team initially identified 12 “high quality” gold drilling targets at Split Rocks, but the program was later expanded to 18 holes in the northeast section of the project area.
Other targeted prospects have also shown promising results, including at Dulcie North, where the company reported an intersection over 32m at 9.4g/t gold, including 9m at 31.4g/t gold.
The Dulcie Laterite Pit returned assays comprising 2m at 14.5g/t and 18m at 2g/t, while other results were 2m at 9.8g/t (Estrala prospect), 3m at 6.6g/t (Water Bore) and 8m at 4.1g/t (Scott’s Grey).