Kin Mining, the Australian gold development and exploration company, has said that multiple anomalous gold zones have been intersected following broad space air core drilling at its Murrin project in Western Australia.
As part of its regional exploration program surrounding its 100%-owned 1.41Moz Cardinia Gold Project, which is located near Leonora, Kin Mining said that the completion of an initial 8,740m program of 12 air-core lines to evaluate the Murrin Project had returned several hits, including 4m at 0.95 grams per tonne gold from 20m, 4m at 1.52g/t gold from 12m, and 16m at 0.63g/t gold from 32m.
The Murrin Project is located 45 kilometres east of Leonora, 80 kilometres west of Laverton, and 15 kilometres south of Kin’s satellite Mt Flora project. The leases are located adjacent to the historic Murrin Murrin gold mining centre, where mining dates back to the 1890s.
This current regional exploration program was the initial test drilling – with 400m spacing – of auger anomalies delineated in 2021. Mineralisation had been detected up to 800m along strike from historic reverse circulation holes which had returned, among others, one assay of 24m at 2.26g/t from 64m.
Kin Mining added that it is now assessing and reviewing its stage two plan, which will use 200m line spacing over the anomalous areas. It said that the outcrop is ‘reasonably good’ south of Mt Nangeroo to the southwest of the tenement, but that elsewhere there are extensive areas that are under cover of gravels and soils.
However, it pointed out that there are several shallow old gold workings contained within the tenements. Despite the project’s proximity to a number of abandoned mines and historical centres, the tenements have not been previously subjected to systematic modern-day exploration, it stated.
Furthermore, the company said that it plans to continue progress on its other exploration activities as part of its ongoing 2022 exploration campaign within the CGP. A combination of Reverse Circulation (RC) and diamond drilling has now commenced to further evaluate the under-explored Rangoon and Helens East areas, which is located within the Eastern Corridor at the Cardinia Gold Camp.
This follows the completion of an initial five deeper diamond holes aimed at several significant IP targets within the Eastern Corridor. Drilling results from Rangoon and other prospects within this corridor over the past 12 months have reinforced the substantial endowment of the Eastern Corridor as a priority focus for exploration at the CGP, the company added.
“The Eastern Corridor contains a number of exciting exploration and development prospects including Cardinia Hill, Helens, Fiona and Rangoon. The Eastern Corridor deposits collectively host in excess of 338koz of Mineral Resources and are interpreted to be structurally linked as part of a significantly larger mineralised system located on the eastern side of the CGP.
The initial target for resource expansion drilling is the Rangoon prospect, where an Inferred Mineral Resource of 2.28Mt at 1.30g/t for 95Koz of gold was recently estimated,” it concluded.
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