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Drilling coming up trumps for Miramar Resources at Glandore as large gold anomaly emerges

Special Report: The first aircore drilling at Miramar Resources’ Glandore project just 40km east of Kalgoorlie has come up trumps, … Read More
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The first aircore drilling at Miramar Resources’ Glandore project just 40km east of Kalgoorlie has come up trumps, identifying a major gold anomaly.

Aircore drilling by Miramar Resources (ASX:M2R) has outlined a 600m long regolith gold anomaly at Glandore, with results as high as 2m at 4.78g/t of gold.

The north-east trending gold to the south of Lake Yindarlgooda opens mineralisation at Glandore towards the East Target where historic drill intercepts including results of 6m at 29.8g/t and up to 1m at 161g/t of gold.

Aircore drilling to the south of Lake Yindarlgooda has identified a 600m long gold anomaly. Pic: Miramar

A 5500m aircore drilling program has begun on Lake Yindarlgooda itself with a lake walking drill rig expected to take about three weeks to complete the drill drive.

Miramar’s aim is to increase the drilling detail of the western side of the granite intrusion that feeds the high-grade mineralisation at the East target ahead of diamond drilling.

Purchased from South African gold giant AngloGold Ashanti ahead of its IPO last year, Glandore is one of two priority projects owned by Miramar alongside its Gidji JV project, which abuts Super Pit owner KCGM’s northern tenement boundary.

“The Glandore Project provides another fantastic opportunity for our company to make a significant gold discovery close to Kalgoorlie,” Miramar executive chairman Allan Kelly said.

“Like Gidji, Glandore is very underexplored despite some significant high-grade gold results,” he added.

“We are therefore looking forward to systematically testing the project, given our first aircore campaign has already turned up results worthy of follow up,” he said.

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A lake walker drill rig is on site at Glandore. Pic: Miramar

Kelly, best known for the vaunted Andy Well gold discovery with Doray Minerals, told Stockhead last month he believed both major projects had 1-2 million ounce potential.

“They are in the best location if a deposit of that sort of scale emerges, just kilometres from one of the world’s premier gold mining and processing hubs in the WA Goldfields.”

 


 

 

This article was developed in collaboration with Miramar Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

 

This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.

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BPM finds two walk-up drill targets at its Claw gold project

Special Report: BPM Minerals has won the historical data lottery after identifying two walk-up drill targets at its Claw Gold … Read More
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BPM Minerals has won the historical data lottery after identifying two walk-up drill targets at its Claw Gold Project in WA.

The company found the Lewi and Chickie anomalies by reviewing all the available open file data sets from exploration drilling completed by Reynolds Australia Metals more than 30 years ago.

The historical data included 138 air core and rotary air blast holes for a total of 3,882m targeting the same structure that hosts Capricorn Metals’ (ASX:CMM) Mount Gibson gold project.

“It is rare for a junior exploration company to acquire such highly prospective ground directly along-strike from a 2-million-ounce gold project,” BPM Minerals (ASX:BPM). CEO Chris Swallow said.

“Perhaps even rarer is to find walk-up RC drill targets from an initial data review.

“We have signed a contract for an aeromagnetic survey to be completed later this year.”

Chickie and Lewi anomalies

Key intercepts from the historic drilling at the Chickie anomaly include:

  • 11m at 0.1 parts per million gold (46-57m) including 1m at 0.54 parts per million gold (48-49m);
  • 1m at 0.24 parts per million gold (72-73m EoH); and
  • 10m at 0.17 parts per million gold (50-60m EoH).

At the Lewi anomaly, several anomalous values up to 90 parts per billion gold were reported within the weathering profile.

And the fresh rock – the potential primary source of mineralisation – was never tested below the regolith anomaly.

Plus, the Lewi anomaly is less than 1km from the Mount Gibson project.

Pic: The Claw gold project, with newly identified gold anomalies overlain prospective geology.

Rare exploration opportunity

The company is confident that the Claw project presents a rare exploration opportunity to cover the interpreted southern extension of the Mount Gibson shear zone.

Particularly since 80% of the tenement area regolith is covered and the project is largely unexplored.

The upcoming aeromagnetic survey is planned for Q4 once the Claw tenement has been granted in the coming weeks.

The company will then conduct an RC drilling program of around 3,000m, targeting primary gold mineralisation in the fresh rock.

 


 

 

This article was developed in collaboration with BPM Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

 

This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.

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Metalstech encounters visible gold at Sturec drilling

 
The drill program on its fully owned Sturec gold project in Slovakia is now in full swing and although it is too early to expect assay results, Metalstech…

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The drill program on its fully owned Sturec gold project in Slovakia is now in full swing and although it is too early to expect assay results, Metalstech (MTC.AX) already provided a quick interim update after the drill bit intersected visible gold in hole 17. This hole is an infill drill hole meant to follow up on hole 14 where Metalstech encountered 10 meters of almost 17 g/t gold within a broader interval of 43 meters of 4.88 g/t gold and 11.8 g/t silver.

Hole 17 is an underground drill hole, drilled from Drill Chamber 2, and the hole is located close to the pit outline used in the 2021 mineral resource update As you can see on the image above, the location of hole 17 is important as it will basically be able to validate the findings in hole 10, 13, 14 and perhaps even hole 5 which ended at the bottom of the pit outline.

We will obviously have to wait for the official assay results from the lab which could be expected in a few weeks.


Disclosure: The author currently has no position in Metalstech. Metalstech is a sponsor of the website. Please read our disclaimer.

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How Evergrande the parent hurt Evergrande New Energy

One thing that has recently caught my eye has been the unravelling of China Evergrande Group – a conglomerate with over 100,000 employees spanning primarily…

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One thing that has recently caught my eye has been the unravelling of China Evergrande Group – a conglomerate with over 100,000 employees spanning primarily real estate development but also new energy, property services and health amongst other industries.

Keen market observers would be aware of the Chinese government’s recent crackdown on various industries. Most headlines have been focused around the tech giants and the for-profit education sector, but has also involved online gaming companies (gaming restrictions), the steel industry (push for decarbonisation) and most recently Macau casinos. It has also maintained its tightening bias toward the property sector, which has further dampened the prospects for rebar steel, and by extension iron ore.

Property cycles are nothing new in China, with development and prices waxing and waning based on policy and availability of credit and partially responsible for cyclical price movements in iron ore. The most recent slowdown however seems to have hit the highly indebted Evergrande extremely hard, as unravelling confidence in its ability to repay its lenders (split between onshore and offshore) has sparked a sell-off in both its bonds (now trading at 30 cents on the dollar) while the company’s equity value, which peaked at a market capitalisation of over US$50 billionn and was as high as US$47 billion in June last year is now just US$4.4 billion.

One of the more interesting subplots has been the fate of its New Energy Vehicle group, a listed subsidiary in which the China Evergrande parent owns 65 per cent. Early in the Evergrande Saga, the Group proposed selling a stake in its new energy vehicles (NEV) subsidiary as one way to reduce its debt load. In January 2021, the group sold a ~11 per cent stake in the subsidiary to six investors, valuing the business at ~US$34 billion. Amazingly, this transaction – along with the hype surrounding the potential EV market in China and the company showcasing 6 new cars – triggered a furious rally which saw the share price rise 140 per cent in under 3 weeks, while its market cap peaked at US$85 billion despite not selling a single car (shades of Nikola in the US, albeit the NEV subsidiary also holds Evergrande’s legacy assets in the healthcare space and was formerly known as Evergrande Health Industry Group).

China Evergrande New Energy Market capitalisation

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Source: Bloomberg

As concerns around its parent deepened, “investors” became concerned around the potential fate of its subsidiary with the Parent’s 6.35 billion NEV shares seen as a potential source of liquidity. This has seen a stunning collapse in Evergrande NEV’s market cap by ~US$80 billion since mid-April and has also caused liquidity issues in the NEV arm which just reported losses of more than US$742 million.

A good reminder to pay heed of any potential contagion and ripple effects, albeit most are hidden and only discovered after the fact (as well as the obvious lessons on the highs and lows of “investing” in pockets of extreme exuberance).

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