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Breaking ground at Australia’s largest antimony deposit

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Larvotto Resources has welcomed promising results from preliminary test work at its Hillgrove gold-antimony project in New South Wales.

This round of testing focused on the Metz mining area of the project where underground development is mine ready. The samples were collected from four locations, each on a separate drive within the mine.

Results demonstrated high-grade gold and antimony.

“Channel samples, including values as high as 63 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 30 per cent antimony highlight the high-grade nature of mineralisation at Hillgrove,” Larvotto managing director Ron Heeks said.

Larvotto is also testing a former tailings dam area at Hillgrove, which has proven prospective for both gold and antimony.

“For the years of production from 1982, most processing focus was on antimony production rather than gold, resulting in a considerable amount of gold being deposited in the tailings dam,” Heeks said.

Preliminary test results were consistently above 1.3g/t gold with highest values exceeding 2g/t gold and 2 per cent antimony from the 1.5-million-tonne historical tailings dam.

Hillgrove is located 23 kilometres east of Armidale, NSW. The project contains 1.4 million ounces of mineral resources at 6.1g/t gold equivalent.

Apart from high-grade gold, Hillgrove has Australia’s largest deposit of antimony, ranking in the top ten globally.

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