Great Northern Minerals has identified a new area of interest at the Big Rush gold project in North Queensland dubbed Mikes Anomaly.
Rockchip samples collected along the spine of a previously undrilled large
arsenic anomaly have returned assay results including 26.64 g/t gold.
The company describes the area as a stand-out drill target for 2021 and plans to go through the approval process for drill testing.
Managing director Cameron McLean said the rock chip sampling had identified anomalous gold results extending over about 400m of strike.
“A maximum value of 26.64 g/t gold from quartz-rich brecciated sandstone was returned from limited sampling, highlighting the potential of this new identified drill target,” he said.
“Planning for drilling will commence and involve a site clearance survey and associated work.”
The Big Rush historical mine site is part of the Golden Ant group of projects the Perth-based company acquired in August 2019.
It also includes the former Camel Creek and Golden Cup gold mines.
Diamond drilling at Big Rush last year confirmed gold mineralisation to a
vertical depth of at least 200m.
This followed a shallower RC drilling program under the Central, Southern
and Northern pits at the historical mine workings that returned several high grade results including; 1m at 81.68 g/t gold, 3m at 21.73 g/t gold and 2m at 17.16 g/t gold.
Great Northern Minerals is working on a JORC Resource estimate for Big Rush.