Baden Powell and Windanya – Au
The project area is located within the highly prospective Bardoc Tectonic Zone (“BTZ”), a major greenstone belt between Kalgoorlie and Menzies approximately 60km north west of Kalgoorlie.
RC drilling completed in September 2017 at the Baden Powell prospect returned the highest grades from the project to date. The drilling focussed on extensions at depth to the south of the historic shallow workings and comprised of eight holes for 1,164m, and the best result was:
17m @ 3.00 g/t Au from 104m depth (including 7m @ 5.95g/t Au from 111m)
Based on this successful initial drilling, Stage 2 drilling comprised of three holes for 590m, with best downhole results including:
14m @ 1.87 g/t Au from 129m (BPRC1708)
10m @ 1.30 g/t Au from 183m (BPRC1701)
includes 2m @ 3.93 g/t Au from 183m
These results confirmed good tenor at depth and that the mineralisation is still open below the base of drilling.
At the Olympia prospect, located 2.5km northeast of the Baden Powell Pit, shallow aircore drilling focussed on testing part of the 3,800m by 500m gold-in-soil auger anomaly (maximum assay 169ppb Au) with anomalous levels of moderately oxidised quartz–sulphide related gold and supergene mineralisation intercepted at 50-70m vertical depth at grade up to 1.4g/t Au.
Follow up drilling at Olympia will now focus on two key areas to test both the quartz sulphide mineralisation at depth and for the presence of a larger supergene blanket, similar to that seen at the 1.3Moz Aphrodite deposit 4km along strike to the north.
New details on the Windanya prospect will be provided soon as they are updated.
The location of these prospects is excellent as they are in close proximity to established roads to toll treatment milling options.
The results from the 2017 program are encouraging as most holes intersected significant mineralisation at depth. These holes are the deepest completed at the project and have provided encouragement to conduct further drilling.
Given the Company’s large exploration program of over $4m and 56,000m in 2018 over the key priority areas of Teal, Anthill, Binduli and Blister Dam, Intermin will instead focus on low level exploration work at Baden Powell, namely completing a soils-mapping program over M24/959 and possibly an Induced Polarisation (“IP”) survey. The IP survey may help fast track targeting of potential locations of an interpreted high grade structure intercepted in hole BPRC1703. Any IP targets discovered would be drill tested.