Ac­tiveEx ea­ger to find some gold

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

AN EX­PLO­RATION company plans to ex­pand its op­er­a­tion after re­sults of sur­veys be­tween Gayn­dah and Goomeri sug­gests there could be gold in them thar hills.

Ac­tiveEx has only scratched the sur­face of three veins and the pos­i­tive re­sult has the company dig­ging a lit­tle deeper in a search for richer yields.

The company has lo­cated gold and sil­ver 150m un­der­ground in three veins on the Baram­bah Gold Project site.

Project ex­plo­ration ge­ol­o­gist Josh Leigh said the company planned to drill to 400m, a pro­gram helped by a grant of $85,000 from the State Gov­ern­ment.

“Geo­physics has helped us see be­low the cur­rent depth,” Mr Leigh said.

“We’ve got four drill holes de­signed to test the 400m depth and it’s de­signed to tar­get what we think is a deep part of the gold sys­tem there.”

The test­ing at the shal­low depths has proved to be high-qual­ity, some grades of up to 30g of gold per ton of soil.

“It’s not pannable. It’s so fine that it was never picked up by pre­vi­ous ex­plor­ers be­cause it was quite hard to see but the grades can be quite good when you’re in the right zones,” Mr Leigh said.

“We’ve been try­ing to feel our way through to min­imise the risk of ex­plo­ration.”

Deep drilling is ex­pected to be­gin early next year and any min­ing will not be­gin for at least two years.

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