Venus Metals has stumbled across a new gold discovery after getting the drill rods spinning again in the hills around Youanmi, Western Australia.
The Hope prospect, within the Youanmi JV area, turned up gold mineralisation in fresh granite adjacent to the area’s classic granite-greenstone contact, with one RC drill hole hitting 1m at a solid 9.3 g/t gold from 103m downhole.
A second hit returned 3m at 1.5 g/t from a shallower 45m at Hope, just 2km north of Venus’ and JV partner Rox Resources’ high-grade Youanmi mining leases. The company’s first pass RC drill program at Hope was targeting historical drilling and soil anomalies on behalf of the Venus-Rox JV, chasing a granite-hosted gold target of several hundred metres in length.
Venus is drilling up a storm as it tags a swag of emerging prospects across the fertile gold ground, all within yelling distance of the mothballed historic gold operation at Youanmi.
Venus Metals Corporation has released a comprehensive outline of recent drilling at its joint venture for the historic Youanmi project in Western Australia.
The latest development is that gold mineralisation has been discovered in granite north of the Youanmi mining leases.
Venus Metals Corporation has announced plans to carry out ground electromagnetic (EM) surveys over high-priority nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) targets at its recently acquired Bridgetown East project in Western Australia.
The gold and base metals explorer today provided an update to the market on its wholly-owned exploration permits following initial fieldwork and targeting.
Venus picked up the two tenements in October. The ground includes the prospective north-eastern part of an approximate 20km long structure named ‘Thor’, which is believed to be similar to Chalice Gold Mines' Julimar nickel-copper-PGE discovery.
ASX-listed explorer, Venus Metals Corporation, says it has picked up a couple of early polymetallic sniffs at its Bridgetown East nickel-copper-PGE project in WA’s south-west region as the company looks to emulate the feats of Chalice Mining following its exciting Gonneville nickel-copper-PGE discovery at the Julimar project further north.
Recent reconnaissance surface sampling done by Perth-based Venus encountered platinum-palladium-copper anomalies in laterite, which together with historical data point to what the company says are high-priority targets in mafic‐ultramafic rocks prospective for potential nickel‐copper‐PGE mineralisation.
Venus now plans to undertake further surface sampling and detailed ground electromagnetic surveying work across several geochemical targets and previously identified airborne electromagnetic anomalies. A subsequent round of drilling is proposed.
A reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign has kicked off at prospects within the Youanmi gold project in Western Australia, jointly-owned by Venus Metals Corporation and Rox Resources.
Drilling will focus on the Youanmi North, Sovereign and Taylor’s Reef targets for a total 2,200m and is expected to be completed within two weeks.
Youanmi North is located at the granite-greenstone contact along the Youanmi shear zone north of the Youanmi gold mine, where a recent detailed ground magnetic survey identified structural targets.
Two of these targets are broadly associated with anomalous gold intersections in historical drill holes, and with a north-trending gold anomaly in historical soil data which extends into granite terrain.
Venus Metals Corporation has joined the hunt for the next Julimar nickel-PGE discovery in WA with the company acquiring two new tenements at Bridgetown East. The tenure covers over 270 square kilometres of prospective stratigraphy and hosts a previously defined electromagnetic sulphide target in the southern portion of the project area.