Barns / White Tank Gold Deposit Assay Results
Cobra, the gold exploration and mining company focused on the Wudinna Gold Project in South Australia, is pleased to announce significant and high-grade gold intercepts at the Barns and White Tank deposits, including:
3.25 g/t gold over 13m, including 33.60 g/t gold over 1m with 7.25 g/t silver and 1.71% copper – hole CBRC0027
8 g/t gold over 3m, including a peak intercept of 23.10 g/t gold and 20.00 g/t silver – hole CBRC0029
6.28 g/t gold over 5m including 2m at 14.78 g/t – hole CBRC0029
Seven holes returned gold intercepts greater than 5 g/t, with hole CBRC0029 returning three 1m intercepts of 13.7 g/t, 15.85 g/t and 23.1 g/t gold
Hole CBRC0029 also returned the highest silver intercept in the project to date of 20 g/t silver, associated with the 23.1 g/t gold intercept above
Hole CBRC0027 returned the highest copper intercept in the project to date of 1.71% copper, associated with a gold assay of 33.6 g/t gold
The Barns JORC resource is currently estimated at 104,000 oz, and the White Tank Resource at 13,000 oz. The objective of the drilling programme was to provide detailed structural and geochemical data, with the aim of confirming the orientation and continuity of the resource, and to enable the growth of the resource base. A total of 19 Reverse Circulation (RC) holes were drilled in and around the Barns JORC resource zone for a total of 3,177m, with all but three holes returning mineralised intercepts of greater than 0.3 g/t of gold.
Summary of standout drill intercepts at Barns / White Tank include:
CBRC0027 – 13m at 3.25 g/t gold from 151m including a 1m intercept at 33.60 g/t gold, 7.25 g/t silver and 1.71% copper from 158m
CBRC0029 – 5m at 6.28 g/t gold from 28m, including 2m at 14.78 g/t gold from 30m
CBRC0029 – 9m at 2.13 g/t gold from 38m, including 5m at 3.00 g/t gold from 41m
CBRC0029 – 3m at 8.00 g/t gold and 7.43 g/t silver from 87m including a 1m intercept at 23.10 g/t gold and 20.00 g/t silver from 88m
CBRC0028 – 25m at 0.91 g/t gold from 138m, including 2m at 2.74 g/t gold and 1.72 g/t silver from 138m and 14m at 1.08 g/t gold and 0.36 g/t silver from 174m
CBRC0025 – 5m at 3.02 g/t gold and 0.54 g/t silver from 117m, including 2m at 7.04 g/t gold and 1.21 g/t silver from 120m
CBRC0026 – 6m at 2.30 g/t gold and 0.74 g/t silver from 85m, including 1m at 8.72 g/t gold and 2.51 g/t silver, and 1m at 2.84 g/t gold and 1.24 g/t silver from 88m
CBRC0041 – 3m at 4.08 g/t gold from 112m, including 1m at 9.70 g/t gold from 112m
CBRC0023 – 2m at 3.03 g/t gold and 1.04 g/t silver from 79m, including 1m at 5.40 g/t gold and 1.89 g/t silver from 79m
A full summary of mineralised gold intercepts from Barns / White Tank follows in the appendix.
These results are in addition to the 5.25 g/t of gold over 15m from Clarke announced last month and complete the awaited assays from the 2020 drilling programme. Analysis of these data is underway and will inform an updated geological interpretation of the existing resources at Baggy Green and Barns, as well as the future potential to define a maiden resource at Clarke. This information will also form the basis for the Company’s 2021 exploration programme, with updates to be provided in due course.
Craig Moulton, Director of Cobra, commented:
“I’m thrilled with these results. Against any metric, results such as 3.25 g/t over 13m, 6.28 g/t over 5m and 8 g/t over 3m are incredibly exciting. It shows that, as we continue to methodically execute our strategy of applying sound industry-leading science, the Wudinna project continues to deliver.
Also, it will be very interesting to understand whether these new silver and copper results represent an additional value dimension to the project. The team is now fully focused on extracting every ounce of value from these data, updating our models, and finalising our plans for the 2021 programme. We look forward to keeping the market informed as the project continues to develop.”
Cobra’s Wudinna Gold Project is located in the Gawler Craton which is home to some of the largest IOCG discoveries in Australia including Olympic Dam, as well as Prominent Hill and Carrapateena. Cobra’s Wudinna tenements contain extensive orogenic gold mineralisation and are characterised by potentially open-pitable, high-grade gold intersections, with ready access to nearby infrastructure. In total Cobra has over 22 orogenic gold prospects, with grades of between 16g/t up to 37.4g/t outside of the current 211,000 oz JORC resource, as well as one copper-gold prospect, and four IOCG targets.
Wudinna Project Description
The Eyre Peninsula Gold Joint Venture comprises a 1,928 km 2 land holding in the Gawler Craton. The Wudinna Gold Project within the Joint Venture tenement holding comprises a cluster of gold prospects which includes the Barns, White Tank and Baggy Green deposits.
Competent Person Statement
Technical information in this announcement has been reviewed by Craig Moulton, the Company’s Managing Director. Craig has 27 years’ experience in the industry, having worked for Rio Tinto, Cleveland Cliffs and Wood Mackenzie, and is a trained Geologist and Mineral Economist. Craig holds a BSc Hons (Geology), MSc (Min Econs), MAusIMM, FGS.
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