- Aruma Resources (AAJ) has now been given the go-ahead to begin a 5000-metre reverse circulation drilling program at the Saltwater Gold Project in WA
- Saltwater covers more than 65 kilometres of the Nanjilgardy fault, which is the same structure that hosts gold mineralisation at two of Northern Star Resources' gold mines
- Recent mapping and sampling work identified quartz veins, anomalous rock and soils which helped to define an area for the upcoming drilling
- Additionally, Aruma has appointed Mark Styles as Exploration Manager
- Mark brings 30 years of mining and exploration experience, which will help advance Aruma's gold portfolio
- Company shares closed 14.3 per cent in the red at 0.6 cents
Aruma Resources' (AAJ) program of works (POW) has been approved and it is now able to proceed with drilling.
Later this month, a 5000-metre reverse circulation (RC) drilling program will begin at the Saltwater Gold Project and is expected to take around 25 days to complete. Results from the program are expected in late January 2021.
The Saltwater Gold Project is located around 100 kilometres southwest of Newman, Western Australia. It comprises eight granted exploration licences for 701 square kilometres.
The project covers a strike extent of more than 65 kilometres of the Nanjilgardy fault, which is the same structure reported as the main source of gold mineralisation at Northern Star Resources' (NST) Paulsens and Mt Olympus gold mines.
A reconnaissance mapping program, and rock chip and soil sampling program have been completed which targeted outcropping areas on the western end of the Saltwater Ring Structure.
This initial work identified quartz veins, anomalous rock and soils which helped to define an area for the upcoming drilling.
Additionally, Aruma has appointed Mark Styles as Exploration Manager, effective on November 16.
Mark brings nearly 30 years' experience in mining and exploration. He's worked across Western Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Tanzania and will play a key role in advancing Aruma's portfolio of prospective gold projects.
Company shares closed 14.3 per cent in the red at 0.6 cents.