Image Resources (ASX: IMA) and joint venture partner Integra Mining (ASX: IGR) have identified an area of broad gold anomalism at Zone A, part of the Erayinia Joint Venture 160 kilometres southeast of Kalgoorlie.
The zone trends for at least 3 kilometres into Image's tenements and forms part of the Admiral Trend, extending for a further 5 kilometres into Integra's adjacent tenements.
Wide-spaced reconnaissance aircore drilling on 125 square kilometres of tenements held by Image Resources returned notable intersections of 8 metres at 0.8 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from 44 metres, 4 metres at 0.5g/t from 20 metres and 4 metres at 0.24g/t from 32 metres.
The geology comprises a sequence of mafic and andesitic volcanics, sediments and granite below complex regolith cover.
Image Resources managing director George Sakalidis told Proactive Investors today the joint venture is located in an emerging gold province where Integra has already established a large land position.
The 100%-owned Image tenements held in joint venture with Integra form part of Integra's Aldiss Gold Project located 60 kilometres southeast of its Randall's gold processing facility.
Integra has identified three new gold trends at Aldiss, with the potential to allow for a stand-alone mining and milling operation to be established at the project.
Aldiss, part of the Randalls Gold Project, hosts a JORC Resource of about 488,756 ounces of gold across several deposits.
Demonstrating the prolific nature of the region, Randalls has a JORC Resource of 30 million tonnes at 2.6g/t for 2.5 million ounces of contained gold.
Under the terms of the Erayinia Joint Venture, Integra can earn a 70% interest in Image's tenements by spending $750,000 on exploration.
Integra is now planning follow-up drilling in Zone A and soil sampling of other target areas on the Image tenements.
Sakalidis said the joint venture partners are expecting to begin resource drilling at the project within about six months.