‘Spectacular’ high-grade gold results from NQ project
The Stage 2 drilling results will be incorporated into the planned pre-feasibility study, set to begin immediately after expected finalisation of the project’s scoping study in early February 2021.
They point to a very high-grade ore shoot with potential to materially increase total ounces at the Steam Engine lode, which lies within Superior’s Greenvale project area 210km west of Townsville.
The assay results released today include 5m at 38 g/t gold, including 1m at 184 g/t gold from 51m, and 7m at 20.6 g/t gold, including 1m at 135 g/t gold from 55m.
News of the results saw Superior lift 28.6 per cent on the market this morning, with shares trading at 1.8 cents at 11.22am, according to The Market Herald.
“We are very pleased to have met one of the objectives of the Stage 2 program in the first batch of Stage 2 assays, which was to identify new high-grade ore shoots in the Steam Engine lode,” managing director Peter Hwang said.
“Infill drilling from the Stage 1 program showed potential to convert a large low-grade zone to high grade.
“This has clearly been achieved with the results delivering the two best holes drilled to date at the project.
“The spectacular grade intercepts reported from these two holes, together with an ounce and a half-grade intercept reported in September 2020, confirm the presence of a very high grade ore shoot.
“This latest development together with the recent realisation of the size magnitude of the new Dinner Creek Lode, demonstrate that we are only just
beginning to uncover the project’s potential.”
Mr Hwan said activities at Steam Engine would be ramping up, with an accelerated resource and mining assessment program in conjunction with further resource expansion drilling programs and drilling to test the recently identified Dinner Creek lode.
“We will also be developing a maiden Mineral Resource Estimate at the Wyandotte copper deposit and targeting other copper prospects at the Greenvale project,” he said.
“With copper and nickel being the predominant mineral endowment
at Greenvale, the large Big Mag prospect will also be in our sights.”
Results from Stage 2 drilling were not factored into the December 2020 Revised Mineral Resource Estimate for the Steam Engine gold project, which sat at 1.6 million tonnes at 2.2 g/t gold for 112,000 ounces.