Doray Minerals unearths high-grade gold at Gnaweeda

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Australian high-grade gold producer Doray Minerals has recorded strong high-grade gold results from the maiden drilling campaign at its Gnaweeda gold project in Western Australia’s Murchison region.

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The company, which owns 88% of the Gnaweeda Project located approximately 15km south east of Andy Well, drilled a total of 8 reverse circulation (RC) holes, targeting mineralisation intersected by previous explorers.

Doray said the initial drilling campaign aimed to confirm a number of historic high-grade drill results within the project.

“This previous drilling at Turnberry was considered to be either too shallow, or not systematic enough to confirm geological controls to mineralisation. Dorays drilling was targeted below these sporadic previous intersections, to test the concept of a simple steep-dipping shear zone,” the company said in a statement to the ASX.

“This interpretation was based on re-logging of existing drill core and re-interpretation of geophysical datasets by Doray staff. Drilling aimed to test this interpretation along a strike length of approximately 120m.”

Highlights from the results returned include:

TBRC002 – 1metre @ 37.2 grams per tonne gold from 75 metres downhole (mdh)

TBRC003 – 1m @ 12.2g/t gold from 142mdh, and 3m @ 10.1g/t gold from 149mdh;

TBRC005 – 5m @ 17.4g/t gold from 71mdh, including 1m @ 79.8g/t gold from 72mdh;

TBRC007 – 4m @ 17.9g/t gold from 45mdh, including 1m @ 63.3g/t gold from 46mdh, and 37m @ 1.1g/t gold from 212mdh; and

TBRC008 – 2m @ 5.8g/t gold from 101mdh, including 1m @ 10.4g/t gold from 102mdh.

Doray Managing Director Allan Kelly said the drilling campaign confirmed the potential for additional high-grade ore within trucking distance of Andy Well processing plant.

“This first drilling campaign at Turnberry has been very successful and we look forward to outlining the opportunity with further drilling,” he said, adding that follow-up RC drilling and exploration field work will be completed at Turnberry in the September quarter.