- Torian Resources (TNR) begins reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the Diorite Block within the Mt Stirling Project in Western Australia
- At least 12 holes will be drilled at Diorite East and Diorite North to test strike extensions of recently discovered mineralisation
- Drilling is expected to take two weeks to complete with results to follow roughly one month later
- Torian has also announced the appointment of Joe Armstrong as the new Station Manager at Tarmoola Station
- Shares in Torian are trading in the grey at 2.5 cents at 12:51 am AEST
Torian Resources (TNR) has begun reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the Diorite Block within the Mt Stirling Project.
The Mt Stirling Project lies 40 kilometres northwest of Leonora in Western Australia and consists of the Mt Stirling Block in the north and the Diorite Block in the south.
At least 12 holes, for 1230 metres, will be drilled at Diorite East and Diorite North to test strike extensions of mineralisation identified in the most recent drilling program.
At Diorite East, Torian will follow-up on a recently discovered 460 metre long target zone which has returned up to 2.19 grams of gold per tonne (g/t).
The company will test the potential for mineralisation to significantly extend between and beyond reported intercepts as well as immediate strike extensions and down-dip continuity of the mineralisation.
At Diorite North, drilling will test the strike extensions and explore the continuity and plunge of the recently intercepted gold mineralisation which returned up to 4.66g/t gold.
Additionally, rock-chip sampling returned values of up to 9.04g/t gold.
In addition to the RC drilling, target generation work is continuing with historical areas of interest being systematically explored via structural mapping and portable x-ray fluorescent surveys.
Drilling is expected to take two weeks to complete with results to follow roughly one month later.
Executive Director Peretz Schapiro commented on the drilling program.
“Diorite has always been very exciting for the company as it is a historically mineral-rich tenure situated within a very prolific region of the Goldfields,” Mr Schapiro said.
“We are very excited for this drilling campaign to get underway so that we can continue to learn more about this exciting project as we work towards making a significant discovery.”
Torian has also announced the appointment of Joe Armstrong as the new Station Manager at Tarmoola Station.
Throughout his career, Mr Armstrong has successfully turned stations around as well as implementing his own stud stock breeding program.
This led to him becoming involved in civil works through training in safety within the mining industry, working with companies such as BHP Billiton (BHP), Rio Tinto (RIO) and Hamersley Iron.
Shares in Torian were trading in the grey at 2.5 cents at 12:51 am AEST.