ASX-listed gold explorer, Venus Metals has racked up encouraging near-surface gold hits from a second round of RC drilling at the Range View prospect nearby the Bellchambers deposit as part of its Sandstone gold project in WA. Better assay results from the latest drilling were six metres grading an average 2.06 grams per tonne gold from 20m including 1m at 6.14 g/t from 24m, 5m going 2.76 g/t from 45m including 1m at 6.23 g/t from 47m, and 9m at 2.3 g/t from 15m.
The Perth-based company recently completed the “stage two” 11-hole RC drill program to follow up on high-grade gold mineralisation intersected beneath historical shallow drilling at Range View during its reconnaissance RC drilling late last year.
Stand-out intercepts from the round-one drilling comprising seven holes at Range View were a cracking 11m at 4.69 g/t from 12m including 5m at 9.03 g/t from 18m that in turn contained a higher-grade core of 1m at 38.92 g/t from 20m, and 8m at 1.22 g/t from 30m including 1m at 4.48 g/t from 30m.
Venus says the prospect remains open at depth and warrants further RC drilling to test the extent of the gold mineralisation there.