The three holes were testing up to 500 metres south of the current pit design and all returned new and significant gold mineralisation including 2 metres at 17.7 g/t gold from 47 metres.
The three successful drill holes highlight the prospectivity of the southern Goongarrie Lady area in particular GLRC1804 where gold was panned from high-grade quartz veins.
Intermin managing director Jon Price said: “These latest results have demonstrated the potential to extend the project to the south and we look forward to the results of the follow up drilling and assessing the impact on the current production profile and project economics.”
An initial 1,000-metre follow-up program has been planned and will commence in the current September quarter, aimed at linking the mineralisation with the current reserve envelope.
Further drilling will also test a potentially new parallel lode to the east.
Most recently, Intermin received assays from initial resource drilling at its 100% owned Binduli gold project also near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Assays from the first 25 reverse circulation (RC) holes intersected significant gold at the Crake prospect including 28 metres at 3.30 g/t gold from 56 metres.
Crake is one of five high priority prospects at Binduli that have had limited drilling and remain relatively untested at depth.