The latest intersection of strong gold mineralisation also included 18 metres at 5.04 g/t from 132 metres and 32 metres at 1.99 g/t from 88 metres and 2 metres at 38.92 g/t from 80 metres.
This potentially confirms the strong gold resource at the project, which already has a JORC resource of 10.18 million tonnes at 3.18 g/t gold for 1.04 million ounces.
Twenty four reverse circulation holes totalling 3,462 metres was done mostly on the Alpha and Phi lodes, which host the Aphrodite deposit as well as additional drilling undertaken in the Epsilon corridor between these two lodes.
The holes were drilled to a maximum vertical depth of 200 metres.
Further drilling is now underway with two reverse circulation rigs currently onsite.
The Aphrodite Gold project in Western Australia has JORC compliant resource base of 645,000 ounces indicated and 395,000 ounces inferred resource for a total resource of 1,040,000 ounces at 3.18g/t Au.
This resource has been broken down into two domains- potential open pit at between 0 metres to 150 metres depth and underground between 150 metres to 440 metres depth.
The latest drilling proves up the potential resource base at the project and also complements historical drilling at the site. Two historic exploratory holes located a further 120 metres along strike to the south reported 8 metres at 2.76 g/t from 114 metres and 10 metres at 1.99 g/t from 262 metres.
The significant widths and grades continue strong drill results at the deposit, with the upshot being that the continued strong results should lead to an increase in the overall JORC gold resource inventory at the deposit.
It should also lead to better project economics and enhance the project's commerciality of open pit mining from one big pit instead of two smaller ones.
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