Revolution Metals, a minerals and resources company focusing on developing mineral assets in Australia, announces that it has begun assaying drill core that has been stored for over 30 years at the NSW Core Library at Londonderry.
Core samples were visually inspected for mineralisation, and selected cores were split and bagged for a multi-element assay. The more extensive multi-element assay for these samples will be used to re-validate the existing assay results from the 1980s and allow the deposit to be classified under the JORC code for a classified mineral resource.
Revolution Metals CEO, Tim Mckinnon said, "We are very happy to be moving ahead as planned with the validation of so much historical documentation, bringing it up to a modern standard". "We expect that the re-validation of the drill core, along with additional ground surveying in January 2014, will see a defined JORC resource at Dalmorton"
History of the Dalmorton Gold Fields
Previous exploration and shallow drilling has identified 232,000 tonnes of mineralised gold bearing lode containing an average grade of 3.27 g/t. at the "Pine Creek Lode". The drilling will further establish the depth at which this deposit extends, and evaluation of other significant deposits within the Exploration Lease.
Historical artisanal mining recovered significant gold from alluvial deposits and quartz vein reefs, of which there are over 80, identified from historical records. No modern exploration techniques have been applied to the area which shows all the hallmark indicators of a deep Intrusive Related Gold System (IRGS) in the Lachlan Fold Belt.
Recent evaluation of similar deposits in the Lachlan Fold Belt of NSW have proven to be previously unrecognised large IRGS systems.
The exploration activities will focus on defining an underground source of gold that has been the suspected source for over 80 gold reefs in the area that were hand mined in the late 1800s. In addition to the gold reefs, a significant discovery of a gold bearing ironstone strati-form (vertical outcrop) has been identified and preliminary diamond and RC drilling carried out establishing gold mineralisation occurring from surface to an unknown depth.
About Revolution Metals:
Revolution Metals is an Australian based developer of mineral resources. The focus of the company is to develop mineral assets of economic grade to production, providing investors with rapid return on investment.