Dampier Gold is zeroing in on a rash of gold targets at Menzies with recent auger drilling uncovering extensive surface anomalism adjacent to the historic high-grade mining centre in WA. Wide spaced sampling in the company’s southern tenement area has outlined an anomaly that extends over more than 8km of strike and returns values of up to 70ppb gold.
The company’s Stage One exploration program at Menzies comprised a program of 568 auger holes drilled over two reconnaissance target areas – Menzies West in the south and Ghost Rocks in the north. Wide spaced auger sampling was undertaken on 400m by 200m centres, with drill holes penetrating to around 2m below surface.
Dampier’s sampling program has proven highly effective at Menzies West, just 4km south of the Menzies town site. The depth of sand and soil cover across this target is relatively shallow, making auger an effective sampling tool, outlining an 8km long gold anomaly that is over 1km wide. Better assays from the developing drill target range from 38ppb to 70ppb gold.