The Australian Mining Review - - NEWS - RAY CHAN

Mid­dle Is­land Re­sources has made a sec­ond gold dis­cov­ery within a week at the Sand­stone project in WA.

The McIn­tyre prospect is de­fined by new, shal­low drill in­ter­cepts in­clud­ing 24m at 1.66g/t, 23m at 1.4g/t and 11m at 1.39g/t.

Mid­dle Is­land man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Rick Yeates said McIn­tyre would com­ple­ment the project’s mill recom­mis­sion­ing in­ven­tory.

“The broad, con­sis­tent gold in­ter­cepts re­turned from phase one re­verse cir­cu­la­tion (RC) drilling at the McIn­tyre prospect pro­vide fur­ther ex­cit­ing en­cour­age­ment that the prospect may well prove to rep­re­sent a sec­ond new, low strip ra­tio, open pit de­posit to sup­ple­ment the planned Sand­stone mill recom­mis­sion­ing in­ven­tory,” he said.

This fol­lowed close on the heels of sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­cepts of 4m at 90.6g/t and 8m at 3.35g/t of gold from the ad­ja­cent McClaren prospect in the same week.

The McIn­tyre, McClaren and Ridge gold prospects are hosted within the south­east ex­ten­sion of the Shilling­ton banded iron for­ma­tion pack­age, 2.5 kilo­me­tres from the Sand­stone pro­cess­ing plant.

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