Lefroy Exploration commences inaugural exploration program at Lefroy Gold Project

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Image credit: Lefroy Exploration ASX release

WA-based explorer Lefroy Exploration has kick-started the inaugural exploration program at its flagship Lefroy Gold Project, located approximately 5km to the south east of Kalgoorlie.

Image credit: Lefroy Exploration ASX release
Image credit: Lefroy Exploration ASX release

The Lefroy Project contains mainly granted tenure covering 540km2 and adjoins Gold Fields’ St Ives gold camp, which contains the newly discovered Invincible gold mine located in Lake Lefroy.

Lefroy told the ASX that it has commenced an extensive detailed ground based gravity survey in one of its priority target areas – known as Zanex- located within Lake Lefroy.

“The aim of the current survey is to capture new data points, particularly over the lake, to add to the Company’s existing gravity database which has been sourced, compiled and merged from previous exploration reports and more recent exploration, thereby expanding the detailed gravity data coverage over the Company’s Lake Lefroy tenure,” reads the statement.

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“Images produced from the processed data will be used to interpret the geological environment (geological units and structural trends) beneath the recent lake sediments and transported overburden by reflecting the density contrasts of the geology beneath the surface. The gravity data, upon interpretation will be interrogated with other datasets to provide a range of targets considered prospective for gold mineralisation.”

The company, which is utilising the low cost geophysical data as the first stage exploration tool, said the gravity survey and data processing is expected to be completed by the end of the year and to provide a suite of ranked targets for focused initial drill testing planned for February 2017.

Lefroy also announced that it is advancing exploration at other targets within the Lefroy Project, with Programs of Work pending approval for early stage drill tests of the Lucky Strike and Coogee South targets.

According to the company, these drill programmes are expected to commence in November.