Hawthorn Resources Limited (Hawthorn) is an Australian diversified base metal and gold explorer with significant strategic tenement holdings throughout Western Australia.
The project area is adjacent to the historic Gindalbie Mining Centre (45,000 ounces of gold produced at 27 g/t Au), approximately 50 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie. The project area surrounds KalNorth Gold Limited’s (ASX:KGM) – Lindsay’s Deposit (43,000 ounces of Gold Reserve, 323,000 ounce Gold Resource). KalNorth Gold have commencedproduction from the deposit, with ore being toll-treated at the Carosue Dam Mill of Saracen Mineral Holding Limited.
The project location is well serviced by infrastructure being only 30 kilometres from the Paddington and Kanowna Belle gold mills, and 50 kilometres to Kalgoorlie.
A series of nine primary gold-in-soil anomalies have been identified within the wider Whiteheads Project area to date - most in close proximity to prominent aeromagnetic anomalies. Four of these anomalous zones have been tested by RAB drilling. Anomalous gold results reported from the Lindsay South prospect include:
- 20 metres @ 1.63 g/t Aufrom 44-64 metres EOH
- including 4 metres @ 3.76 g/t Au to EOH.
- 10 metres at 2.78 g/t Au from 44-54 metres EOH,
- including 4 metres @ 4.89 g/t Au
- 22 metres @ 1.10 g/t Au from 40-62 metres EOH,
- including 4 metres @ 4.10 g/t Au,
- 16 metres @ 1.01 g/t Au from 40-56 metres,
- 8 metres @ 3.44 g/t Au from 48-54 metres, and
- 4 metres @ 1.85 g/t Au from 40-44 metres
These results have defined two thick, gold mineralised zones in silicified quartz stockwork veined basalts in close proximity to a major shear system. This shear – termed the “Western Structure” by neighbouring company KalNorth Gold – and associated gold mineralisation remains open along strike of the drilling complete to date.
Most encouragingly these results have also delineated a substantial soft, supergene blanket of gold mineralisation immediately above the harder, gold mineralised, bedrock. RC drilling is scheduled to commence in mid-2013.
Other targets in the northern or Whiteheads Dam portion of the project area host significant gold in soil anomalies that will be further assessed during 2013.