Recently completed drilling program focused on expanding the strike extent of disseminated sulphide mineralisation along the Fairley’s Shear Zone.
Fairley’s prospect is within the company’s flagship Buckland Gold Project in Northeast Victoria.
Fairley’s forms only a small part of the 17.5 kilometres long gold and arsenic anomalous, multi-structure Buckland Gold Project, which is the highest priority exploration project of the company.
Some of the best assays from the recently completed drilling include:
- 13 metres at 4.82 g/t gold from 12 metres in BFCRAB008 including 2 metres at 11.6 g/t gold from 20 metres;
- 11 metres at 2.64 g/t gold from 28 metres in BFCRAB003 including 3 metres at 7.49 g/t gold from 29 metres;
- 10 metres at 2.27 g/t gold from 4 metres in BFCRAB017 including 2 metres at 5.52 g/t gold from 7metres;
- 2 metres at 4.70 g/t gold from 17 metres in BFCRAB002;
- 3 metres at 2.62 g/t gold from 26 metres in BFCRAB018;
- 7 metres at 1.27 g/t gold from 19 metres in BFCRAB001; and
- 5 metres at 1.30 g/t gold from 32 metres in BFCRAB009.
“Extensive multiple shear zone”
Dart Mining’s managing director and chairman James Chirnside said: “Over the last two years, we have done enormous amount of surface sampling, and we have uncovered what appears to be a very extensive multiple shear zone.
“The program focused on expanding the strike extent of disseminated sulphide mineralisation along the Fairley’s Shear Zone.
“Headline results from assays include 13 metres at 4.82 g/t gold and 11 metres at 2.64 g/t gold.
“We have drilled 8 air cores (AC), they are all mineralised, it was an extension of the small drill program which we started back in 2018.
“We plan to follow up this program with reverse circulation drilling near the northern extent of the prospect to better understand the mineralisation at depth.
“The company is preparing a work plan to add several drill pads 150 to 400 metres west of the Fairley’s mineralised structure, where a second, parallel mineralised structure has been mapped in outcrop and soil samples.”
Upcoming work program
Follow-up drilling will employ reverse circulation techniques near the northern extent, from Fairley’s Ridge, to chase the structure with the intent of identifying the grade and character of mineralisation at depth.
A standard workplan is currently being prepared to add several drill pads 150–400 metres west of the Fairley’s mineralised structure.
Future targets aimed at extending the Fairley’s mineralisation further north towards the Murray Creek catchment includes establishing drill access and pads around workings on the same or similar parallel lines of strike within the Fairley’s Shear Zone.