Wishbone ready to spin the drill at NQ gold projects
Wishbone II and White Mountains gold projects in North Queensland.
The company has reported a successful capital raising of £400,000 ($730,000) in an oversubscribed share placement.
“The money raised will allow Wishbone to enhance the White Mountains project at a quicker rate than anticipated,” chairman Richard Poulden said.
“As the EPM joins an existing proven resource and the same geology appears to continue onto Wishbone’s property, the exploration process will be easier as targets are already identified.”
A report by I2M Associates concluded that the White Mountain tenement had substantial potential for mineralisation of potential economic importance, he said.
The 4491ha White Mountains tenement is located about 155km east of Charters Towers, along strike from Maroon Gold’s Granite Castle resource
White Mountains several historical polymetallic mines and advanced prospects for gold, silver, copper, lead, antimony, nickel, and molybdenum, all of which have been the subject of intermittent exploration over the past 40 years.
The Wishbone II, III and IV projects are made up of 14,700ha of Exploration Licences in the Mingela area, 80km south of Townsville.
High-grade surface rock-chip samples with assays at surface up to 25.2 grams per tonne gold have been recorded at the Hanging Valley prospect and 7.32 g/t Au were recorded at the Oaky Mill prospect within Wishbone II.
Mr Poulden said Wishbone had instructed its geological consultants to prepare an initial drilling program on its key gold prospects.
“We intend to hit exploration hard and take advantage of the elevated gold price and our excellent gold assets,” he said.
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