The results demonstrate that the gold mineralisation at Youanmi, and especially at Grace, can be treated by conventional cyanide extraction methods.
Venus Metals and JV partner, Rox Resources have tabled their first set of metallurgical test work numbers at the Youanmi gold project in West Australia’s Goldfields. The results show an impressive average gold recovery from the oxide material at the Grace prospect of 97 per cent. The test work also returned a gold recovery of 94 per cent in oxide material at the Plant Zone and Main Lode.
High gold recoveries in the shallow oxide zone are encouraging for the JV partners who said they are now confident in the non-refractory nature of the mineralisation from outside the historical mine area at Youanmi.
Venus Metals and partner deliver high-grade gold recoveries in oxide mineralisation at Youanmi Gold Project
The results will feed into the JV’s ongoing exploration approach and broader understanding of the Youanmi project area.
Venus Metals Corporation and joint venture partner Rox Resources Ltd have delivered high-grade gold recoveries from initial metallurgical test-work at the Youanmi Gold Project in Western Australia.
Infill drilling at the emerging Grace prospect adjacent to the Youanmi mill in WA’s Goldfields has thrown up more stellar gold intercepts for the ASX-listed JV partners, Venus Metals and Rox Resources, including 2m at 176.03 g/t from 28m, within a total interval of 4m at 88.81 g/t gold from 27m. The current drill program is extending the limits of the shallow deposit ahead of an estimate of contained resources with further, deeper results still pending.
Ground magnetic surveying will be carried out along the length of the Youanmi shear zone between the Youanmi mine and north of Penny West.
Venus Metals Corporation Ltd is encouraged by the progress being made with exploration at the Youanmi regional gold joint venture projects in Western Australia
These are held in various joint ventures with Rox Resources Ltd, the partners preparing for reverse circulation (RC) and aircore (AC) drilling at Penny West Deep South prospect within the wider Youanmi exploration project.
A recently completed ground magnetic survey totalling 232-line kilometres generated six new targets and an additional 14 new targets have been prioritised based on the HEM survey and recent AC drilling results.