- Gold Mountain Mining (GMN) has reported initial results from the first trench excavated at the Mt Wipi Prospect in Papua New Guinea
- The explorer says it is feeling optimistic about the prospect after intercepting "wide" zones of copper mineralisation within the trench
- Notable intervals include 22 metres at 0.38 grams of gold per tonne (g/t), 0.32 per cent copper and 7.7g/t silver from nine metres, and 0.28 per cent copper and 6.8g/t silver from 146 metres
- GMN also cited the presence of additional trace elements, which it believes could be associated with major structures and unmineralised intrusives
- Gold Mountain Mining shares are trading in the grey at 2.2 cents at 1:42 pm AEST
Gold Mountain Mining (GMN) has reported initial results from the first trench excavated at the Mt Wipi Prospect in Papua New Guinea.
The explorer began drilling at the project in August, with early drills targeting the western area of a northwest copper soil anomaly identified by GMN.
Gold Mountain Mining said "wide" zones of copper mineralisation were intersected within the trench, with notable results returning 37 metres at 0.24 grams per tonne of gold (g/t), 0.25 per cent copper and 5.4 g/t silver from six metres.
Intervals included 22 metres at 0.38g/t gold, 0.32 per cent copper and 7.7g/t silver from nine metres and 0.28 per cent copper and 6.8g/t silver from 146 metres.
According to GMN, the gold, copper and silver mineralisation identified in the trench is associated with high levels of tungsten and tellurium, and moderate to weak trace elements including bismuth, tin and arsenic.
According to the company, these elements are in turn associated with major structures and unmineralised intrusives.
Gold Mountain Mining's in-house porphyry expert Phil Jones said the team was feeling optimistic about Mt Wipi was keen to see core from diamond drilling.
"Significant skarn hosted copper-gold-silver mineralised intervals were intersected within the trench which are associated with elevated levels of porphyry pathfinder elements," he said.
"These trace elements indicate the presence of a potential Cu-Au porphyry system, possibly located laterally or at a shallow to moderate depth in the NW Anomaly area.
"Further trench and soil results which are pending will test the continuity of mineralisation to the northwest and west of the NW Anomaly area."
Gold Mountain Mining shares were trading in the grey at 2.2 cents at 1:42 pm AEST.