Acquired in 2019, previous exploration at Bronzewing South has outlined unexplained gold anomalies in soil, rock-chips and shallow drilling (<150m deep), multiple anomalous intercepts from wide-spaced drilling, warranting follow-up. Hammer is utilising electrical geophysical exploration techniques to refine further drill targets.
Bronzewing South’s 5km strike length has multiple high-priority targets highlighted by geochemistry, geophysics and structural analysis. Bronzewing is composed of multiple steeply plunging orebodies which are elongated in the east-west direction within a north-south target corridor.
Numerous zones of gold anomalism occur within the regolith and bedrock in the target corridor to the south of the former Bronzewing Deposit. Similar shallow zones of anomalism led to the discovery of the Bronzewing Deposit. In the Bronzewing South tenement area these surficial zones have not been sufficiently tested at depth.
High-grade mineralisation, highlighted through wide-spaced historic drilling:
- 4m @ 6.53g/t from 56m (NEWBWSA0453)
- 1m @ 5.67g/t Au from 127m (NEWBWSD0001)
- 2m @ 3.45g/t Au from 161m (NMTBWRCD3208)
Hammer interpreted historical drilling as insufficient for understanding mineralisation orientation and the Company is currently undertaking an Induced Polarization (IP) survey to vector towards targets at Bronzewing South. The Orelia Trend (which has a 14km strike length within Hammer tenements) is along strike from the former Cockburn & Lotus pits (of the Mt McClure Group) and the underlying 1.1Moz Au Orelia Resource now held by Echo Resources Limited.