Location and Access:
The Symes’ Find prospect is located 60km south of the township of Moorine Rock, within the Holleton Greenstone belt in the Southern Cross Province of the Eastern Goldfields. Symes’ Find appears to occupy the axial plane of a southeast plunging synform. The intersection of axial planar faults and the shallow east dipping mafic amphibolite host rock defines a series of higher grade mineralised shoots that plunge shallowly to the southeast.
Ramelius’ drilling to date has defined two moderately south-east plunging shoots of supergene and hypogene gold mineralisation associated with quartz veinlets within the host rock. The quartz veins (less than 10cm thick) appear boudinaged and re-folded throughout. A swarm of pegmatite sills has intruded the amphibolites and lie conformable with the dip and strike of the mineralisation defined to date. Drilling has also confirmed lateral extensions to the previously mined surface laterite gold mineralisation (between 1- 4m thick) which pervades throughout the granted Symes’ mining lease.
Recent RC drilling results include 9m at 12.72 g/t Au from 12m, 6m at 10.67 g/t Au from 29m and 6m at 9.32 g/t Au from 40m. These intersections are situated beyond the quoted maiden Indicated and Inferred resource of 540,000 tonnes at 1.90 g/t Au for 34,000oz Au.
Step out drilling is scheduled once the wheat paddocks south of the current resource have been harvested.
Symes’ Find cross section A-A