Western Mines’ maiden reverse circulation, or “RC” drilling program at its Rock of Ages gold play, located some 30 kilometres southeast of Laverton near the historic Burtville mining centre, has returned multiple high-grade intercepts. At the interestingly titled Rock of Ages gold project the company chalked up its first drill project within seven weeks of listing completing five holes for a total of 654m.
In an impressive strike rate, Western Mines intercepted anomalous gold in every drill hole. The company’s tenure covers a mere 10 hectares within the Merolia Domain of the Burtville Terrane in the Laverton Greenstone Belt. Gold production from the belt has been slated at in excess of 28 million ounces.
The freshly minted gold and base metals explorer has been working feverishly since its July listing on the ASX. In the months following its debut Western Mines has boosted its tenure around its flagship Mulga Tank nickel-copper-PGE project, consolidated its landholding at the Jasper Hill gold project and wrapped up a string of exploration projects at its Melita gold-copper-lead-zinc play.
With a smorgasbord of gold and battery metal commodities at its disposal scattered over premium parcels of tenure and a pocket full of cash from its recent listing, it seems Western Mines has all its soldiers lined up as it marches into 2022.
CREDIT – Bulls N Bears – West Australian