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White Rock hits 140g/t gold

Victorian gold miner

White Rock Minerals has made a significant discovery at its Morning Star gold mine in Victoria after intersecting 140 grams per tonne (g/t) gold at its Dickenson South prospect.

Drill hole 22SDS012A returned 0.5m at 51.6 g/t gold, including 0.2m at 140 g/t, and was located within the Exhibition Reef – a high-grade target area at the southern end of the mine that could have more than 100m in strike length and up to 40m down-dip.

Other recent intersections at Exhibition Reef include 0.4m at 35.9 g/t gold from drill hole 22SDS015, 0.4m at 12.7 g/t gold from 21SDS005 and 0.2m at 13.1 g/t gold from 22SDS013.

Exhibition Reef is located within 100m of the existing shaft and is accessible from multiple fronts, which highlights its potential as a future asset for White Rock as the company looks to restart the mine.

White Rock’s main objective at Morning Star is a low capital cost restart of gold production from multiple reef locations located proximal to existing underground development infrastructure.

The Victorian gold miner commenced surface diamond drilling at the Dickenson South prospect, within which Exhibition Reef is located, in late 2021, with results from the first 17 holes released in January and March.

White Rock will continue exploration from underground, with drill rig currently completing a broad first pass assessment of the Gap Zone’s potential to host significant mineralised quartz reefs.

The Gap Zone represents an area with 200m of vertical extent between areas of historic mining which produced approximately 883,000 ounces of gold at 26.5 g/t in the past.

Drilling to date has provided significant encouragement that a number of mineralised quartz reefs are distributed throughout the Gap Zone. This was highlighted by drill hole 22GZL9013, which returned 0.4m at 621 g/t gold (20 ounces per tonne of gold) in May.

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