- Step-out drilling has confirmed further high-grade gold mineralisation at the Deacon and Mavis discoveries which are located within the historic Bellevue Mine
- The Deacon discovery is defined over 1700 by 260 metres and remains open in all directions
- Mavis is located 60 metres to the east of Deacon and has returned a high-grade reading of 2.2 metres at 38g/t gold
Bellevue Gold has received further drill results from its recently discovered Mavis and Deacon discoveries located within the historic Bellevue Mine.
Recent drilling at Bellevue focused on extending the mineralisation up dip and along strike with step outs to the north and south. This was followed by downhole electromagnetic surveying (DHEM).
The Bellevue Gold project lies 400 kilometres northwest of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and sits within a high-grade gold and nickel district on the prolific Wiluna-Norsman gold belt.
Bellevue is situated with 100 kilometres of numerous producing goldmines and is in close proximity to world-class nickel mines.
Before its closure in 1997 it produced 800,000 ounces at 15g/t from a lode vein underground operation.
Since re-commencing drilling in late 2017 three new significant discoveries have been made which has bought the current resource inventory to 1.8 million ounces at 11.1g/t of inferred category resources.
These discoveries are the Viago High-Grade Lode, the Tribune Lode High-Grade Discovery, and the Bellevue Mine Surrounds and Southern Lode.
The discovery target of Mavis and Deacon is currently 1700 by 260 metres and remains open in every direction.
Drilling is underway to test the northern and depth potential as well as infilling the areas outside the DHEM detection radius is currently completed.
Bellevue Gold views Deacon and Mavis as another significant discovery due to the mineralised footprint and DHEM conductors.
“The footprint of the Deacon and Mavis discovery continues to expand as exploration progresses with further high-grade drill intersections and significant new untested DHEM conductors defined,” Managing Director Steve Parsons said.
“This discovery is yet another ‘game changer’ at the project, given the significant scale and new entirely untested geological sequence to the east which has opened up exploration in the third dimension,” he added.
To date, at Deacon a total of 17 holes for 15,600 metres have been completed. This was made up of seven new holes and 10 re-entries of existing holes.
Assay and DHEM results have now been received for a further five holes.
Mineralisation in the high-grade core of Deacon has been extended north with 3.8 metres at 13.9g/t gold. Mineralisation has also been extended 120 metres up dip with 0.8 metres at 36.9g/t gold.
A further 200 metres to the south, a step out drill hole was completed by extending a previous hole. This hole intersected a discrete biotite, pyrrhotite shear with a significant untested off the EM conductor.
While drilling at the Mavis discovery was limited it returned high-grade gold results of 2.2 metres at 38g/t gold.
Additionally, infill drilling at Tribune has been progressing well with a total of 21 holes completed on 40 by 20 metre centres.
One hole returned a spectacular visible coarse gold interval in a late vein. This is the first observation of coarse, high nugget gold at the project with gold deportment being typically fine grained.
These results confirm the high-grade gold mineralisation within the Bellevue Gold project and surrounding areas.