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Meeka Metals confirms shallow oxide gold at St Anne’s, part of its bigger Murchison Gold Project

  • New intersections show wide zones, up to 31m width, of shallow oxide gold at the St Anne’s deposit in the Murchison
  • Meeka has now submitted all development approval documents for the Murchison Gold Project
  • Approval is expected in the coming months

 

Special Report: A final set of seven infill drilling assays have returned even more shallow oxide gold intersecting up to 4.66g/t from Meeka Metals’ St Anne’s deposit, part of its Murchison gold project in WA, supporting a low-cost, open-pit mining model.

Meeka Metals’ (ASX:MEK) 281km2 Murchison project currently contains a 1.2Moz resource and has an outlined development strategy of 663,000oz gold over an initial 9.3 years, underpinned by a high-grade 410,000oz @ 3.1g/t reserve.

Infill drilling at the St Anne’s deposit has confirmed a shallow gold mining option for it to become the project’s third significant gold find in the Murchison region, where the company has already proven up the 685,000oz Turnberry and 505,000oz Andy Well deposits.

 

More shallow, high-grade gold

Hits from the final seven infill drill holes at St Anne’s include:

  • 12m @ 1.20g/t gold from 38m, including 2m @ 3.52g/t from hole 23SAAC011
  • 7m @ 1.27g/t gold from 37m including 2m @ 3.65g/t from hole 23SAAC012
  • 31m @ 1.11g/t gold from 31m including 4m @ 4.66g/t from hole 23SAAC013
  • 3m @ 2.11g/t gold from 52m and 9m @ 2.48g/t from 59m including 5m @ 3.76g/t Au from 23SAAC014

These latest results come off the back of a previous 10 infill drilling assays which showed broad zones of gold up to 9.84g/t Au – also from shallow depths.

 

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Meeka’s Murchison gold project. Source: MEK

 

MEK managing director Tim Davidson says drilling continues to deliver strong results as the company progresses towards production.

“The submission of the development approval documentation in December 2023 positions our high-grade 1.2Moz Murchison Gold project ripe for development,” Davidson says.

“We expect the remaining development approvals in early 2024 and are now updating our mineral resource and economic models in order to advance funding arrangements.”

MEK is now progressing all remaining environmental studies required to permit the project, as well as investigating opportunities to accelerate the development timeline through low capital options, including toll milling of higher-grade starter pits and scalable processing.

 


 

This article was developed in collaboration with Meeka Metals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

 

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