The results have identified new shallow, large, ore grade zones of mineralisation at Lewis East and broad areas of anomalous alteration mineralisation at Lewis West.
Highlights from Lewis East included:
- 4 metres at 11.6 g/t gold from 8 metres;
- 53 metres at 1.3 g/t from 4 metres;
- 13 metres at 1.0 g/t from 24 metres;
- 32 metres at 1.1 g/t from 0 metres; and
- 16 metres at 1.3 g/t from 8 metres.
The Lewis East prospect is a 1.4-kilometre-long surface gold anomaly located 1-kilometre from the proposed Cardinia processing plant.
47 aircore holes for 1,608 metres at Lewis East out of the total 8,761-metre drill program across six prospects.
Objective to find gold within 5-kilometre radius
Kins managing director Andrew Munckton said: “The 2019 aircore drilling program completed in December has been highly successful and supports our key objective of identifying new zones of mineralisation with potential to enhance the current CGP mine plan as outlined in the pre-feasibility study completed in mid-2019.
“The campaign has confirmed our belief that the Cardinia area holds substantial zones of high-grade gold mineralisation within broader zones of alteration containing lower grade mineralisation in addition to the Mineral Resources that have previously been defined.
Lewis East one of three significant discoveries
“The exploration team have made significant new discoveries at Cardinia Hill, Comedy King and Lewis East during this campaign which was the first substantial exploration effort outside the established deposits in over six years within the region and the first in the Cardinia area for more than a decade.
“These latest results confirm the presence of large zones of epithermal vein style mineralisation with occasional high-grade gold zones within broader areas of lower grade alteration at Lewis East.
“The Lewis West AC results also show a strike continuous zone of broad alteration mineralisation consistent with the narrow veins mapped at surface at Golden Dolerite that returned high-grade rock chip results.
“The results to date are indicative of a large mineralised system metres at Cardinia consistent with the crosscutting Lewis Fault and its other parallel subsidiary faults.