GEOPACIFIC Resources Ltd continues to have drilling success as it moves to prove up a commercial development on Woodlark Island.
The company announced that drilling in the area of the Kulumadau West deposit targeted depth extensions of the mineralisation with success.
Results returned strong zones of high-grade mineralisation within 100 metres of the base of the 2012 pit design, increasing certainty around inferred mineralisation identified in historic drilling.
Drilling to the north of the Kulumadau East deposit continued to return broad zones of near-surface mineralisation, which remains open along strike and at depth.
Focused drilling assessing depth extensions at Kulumadau and Busai has confirmedd broad gold mineralisation below 2012 pit designs
Ongoing development drilling at Busai has confirmed the presence of broad gold intercepts below the Busai Main deposit. These results compliment previously released intersections and confirm the continuation of gold mineralisation below the 2012 pit design.
Highlight assay results included:
• 18m @ 10.29g/t Au from 231m
• 22m @ 2.78g/t Au from 53m
• 3m @ 63.44g/t Au from 212m
• 40m @ 2.04g/t Au from 121m
• 18m @5.55g/t Au from 178m
Geopacific managing firector Ron Heeks said the results from the ongoing campaign continue fto demonstrate the potential to
“They confirm the mineralisation continues down-dip and below the 2012 pit designs at both the Kulumadau and Busai deposits. Kulumadau East also continues to produce positive results .
Depth extensions at the Kulumadau West deposit
Kulumadau West is the main area of the Kulumadau deposit, characterised by broad, strong zones of gold mineralisation. This mineralisation is generally associated with cataclaisite breccias and related clay alterations.
Recent drilling at Kulumadau West aimed to define depth extensions to the mineralisation and to improve inferred resources below the base of the 2012 pit design. Results have confirmed and extended the down-dip continuity of mineralisation which remains open at depth. The depth of the 2012 pit design varies between 130 to 150 metres, with current results within 100 metres of the pit base.