Significant untested potential from the known mineralised intrusions within the immediate vicinity of the Hemi discovery
The Greater Hemi region, located within a 15km radius of Hemi, has a further four “lookalike” intrusion targets – Shaggy, Scooby, Antwerp and Alectroenas.
Three of these targets have been previously tested and are already host known to host shallow gold mineralisation. Alectroenas remains to be drill tested.
Aircore drilling to test these areas commenced in 2020 and will continue throughout 2021. Areas with anomalous gold mineralisation or prospective geochemistry are being followed up by RC drilling.
The intrusion-hosted form of gold mineralisation discovered at Hemi is new to the Pilbara region and shows a scale of mineralisation not previously encountered in the Mallina Basin. Gold mineralisation is hosted in a series of intrusions associated with stringer and disseminated sulphide rich zones.
The high value of the intrusion-hosted discovery at Hemi has been driven by its size, grade continuity and growth potential. The deposits have the potential to be mined by large scale, low strip ratio, low cost open pit mining methods.
The close location of these intrusions to the main Hemi area mean any new discoveries will be of high value in a future production scenario.