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Karora Resources Drills 12.0 g/t over 17.0 metres in New Mason Zone and Extends Western Flanks Mineralization to 250 metres Below Current Mineral Resource

 

 

 

 

 

Karora Resources Inc. (TSX: KRR) (OTCQX: KRRGF) is pleased to announce two significant new developments resulting from wide-spaced gold exploration drilling at its Beta Hunt Mine. Drill results continue to provide confidence in the development of the Mason Zone into a significant new mining opportunity west of the Larkin Mineral Resource.

 

In addition, Western Flanks deep drilling has now intersected Main Shear mineralization up to 250 metres below the current Mineral Resource at the southern end of the zone at higher grades than the current Resource. Western Flanks is Beta Hunt’s largest shear zone and these latest results provide more confidence for the expansion of our key resource asset in support of Karora’s previously announced growth plan to have gold production increase to between 185,000 and 205,000 ounces by 2024.

 

Intersection highlights from both the Mason and Western Flanks Deeps underground diamond drill program are listed below:

 

Mason1

  • BM1941SP3-01AE: 12.0g/t g/t over 17.0 metres
  • BM1890-23AE: 4.2 g/t over 11.6 metres

 

Western Flanks Deeps (outside of Mineral Resource)2

  • WW395-16AE: 3.1 g/t over 10.8 metres
  • WW395-12AE: 3.6 g/t over 5.4 metres
  1. Interval lengths are downhole widths. Estimated true widths cannot be determined with available information.
  2. Interval lengths are estimated true widths.

 

Paul Andre Huet, Chairman & CEO, commented “The second set of gold drill results from the new Mason Zone and deep drilling of the Western Flanks continue to deliver outstanding results, underpinning our resource growth strategy at Beta Hunt.

 

The results from Mason support our interpretation of a significant gold mineralized system parallel to, and west of the Larkin Zone. I am particularly excited that the new results include a best-ever Mason intersection of 12.0 g/t over 17.0 metres, on top of the previous strong results that included 6.0 g/t over 13.0 metres (see figure 1 and Karora news release dated August 23, 2022). Additionally, we reported more strong results from the Larkin and  Cowcill zones including 7.0 g/t over 7.3 metres and 4.1 g/t over 10.0 metres . Both Mason and Cowcill demonstrate the considerable new potential south of the Alpha Island Fault at Beta Hunt from areas that were previously almost untested for gold mineralization.

 

The results reported from the Western Flanks deep drilling program are also very important, having now extended mineralization 250 metres below the current Western Flanks gold Mineral Resource at higher grades than the current Western Flanks Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource grade of 2.7 g/t. Infill drilling at Western Flanks designed to upgrade the current Inferred Mineral Resource estimate also returned several strong results including 20.2 g/t over 3.5 metres and 11.5 g/t over 4.7 metres.

 

Overall, the results reported today support the potential for significant ongoing Mineral Resource growth that exists at Beta Hunt.”

 

Beta Hunt Gold Drilling Update

 

From July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022, a total of 40 gold resource definition and exploration holes were drilled at Beta Hunt for 13,664 metres. Gold drilling focused on extending and infilling at Western Flanks, A Zone Deeps and the Larkin, Mason and Cowcill Zones south of the Alpha Island Fault.

 

Drilling Results

 

The location off all gold drill holes with assay results received over the period July 24 to October 13, 2022, are shown in Figure 1 and detailed in Table 1. The drilling results include holes targeting nickel which are also assayed for gold mineralization.

 

Mason: Results were returned from two holes drilled to test the interpreted Mason Zone mineralization located up to 300 metres west of and parallel to the Larkin Zone. Both holes returned significant assays1.supporting the previously released result of 6.0 g/t over 13 metres in drill hole BM1890-25AE (see Karora release, August 23, 2022) highlighting the potential for a new mining opportunity south of the Alpha Island Fault.

  • BM1941SP3-01AE: 12.0 g/t over 17.0 metres;
  • BM1890-23AE: 4.2 g/t over 11.6 metres
  1. Interval lengths are downhole widths. Estimated true widths cannot be determined with available information.

 

Mason Zone mineralization is characterized by strong biotite-pyrite-albite alteration associated with weak to moderate shearing and both shear and extensional quartz veining – similar to Western Flanks mineralization. Mineralization at Mason is now confirmed over a 300 metre strike length.

 

Significant results also continue to be returned for the Larkin and Cowcill Zones:

  • BC1825-01AE: 4.1 g/t over 10.0 metres (Cowcill)
  • BL1890-05AR: 7.0 g/t over 7.0 metres (Larkin)

 

These results support the potential for both the Mason and Cowcill Zones to deliver new mining opportunities south of the Alpha Island Fault. Both zones are still at a relatively early stage in their development and, until now, were virtually untested along strike for gold mineralization as a result of the historical focus on nickel targets along the ultramafic/basalt contact (see Figure 2).

 

Further, follow-up drilling of the Mason and Cowcill Zones is planned for the fourth quarter.

 

Western Flanks Deeps: Drilling is designed to support the Karora growth plan by upgrading and extending the current Mineral Resource. As part of the current program, drilling tested the down-dip continuation of the gold mineralization below the southern portion of the deposit as part of the same program that drilled the central, down-dip portion of the deposit. Results for the central portion were previously reported and included intersections of 13.6 g/t over 5.3 metres and 2.7 g/t over 6.7 metres (Karora news release, August 2, 2022). Initial results from drilling the down-dip southern portion of the deposit have now been received with significant intersections1.highlighted below:

  • WW395-12AE: 3.6 g/t over 5.4 metres
  • WW395-16AE: 3.1 g/t over 10.8 metres;
  1. Interval lengths are estimated true widths. 

 

The new results show strong mineralization in the targeted main shear zone position up to 250 metres below the current resource and, encouragingly, with higher grades (> 3 g/t) than the current Western Flanks Mineral Resource (2.7 g/t). Combined with previously reported results (Karora news release, August 2,2022), the new results indicate continuity of the Western Flanks gold system from 150 metres to 250 metres below the current Mineral Resource over a strike length of 450 metres, with the system remaining open at depth and along strike.

 

Western Flanks Resource Definition: Infill drilling was dominated by results received for Western Flanks Central with some results from the southern end of the deposit. Drilling was aimed at upgrading the existing Inferred Mineral Resource. Results generally support and, in some cases, have upgraded the current Mineral Resource. Significant results are listed below:

  • WW-SP2-011AR: 2.7 g/t over 13.3 metres
  • WW386SP-02AR: 11.5 g/t over 4.7 metres
  • WW386SP-12AE: 20.2 g/t over 3.5 metres
  • W4-350008NR: 7.8 g/t over 5.9 metres
  1. Interval lengths are estimated true widths

 

The current Western Flanks Mineral Resource represents Karora’s biggest, single Mineral Resource totaling 8.8 Mt @ 2.7 g/t totalling 772 kozs (Measured & Indicated) and 5.0 Mt @ 2.7 g/t totalling 437 kozs (Inferred).

 

Compliance Statement (JORC 2012 and NI 43-101)

 

The disclosure of scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Stephen Devlin, FAusIMM, Group Geologist, Karora Resources Inc., a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101.

 

At Beta Hunt all drill core sampling is conducted by Karora personnel. Samples for gold analysis are shipped to SGS Mineral Services of Kalgoorlie for preparation and assaying by 50 gram fire assay analytical method. All gold diamond drilling samples submitted for assay include at least one blank and one Certified Reference Material (“CRM”) per batch, plus one CRM or blank every 20 samples. In samples with observed visible gold mineralization, a coarse blank is inserted after the visible gold mineralization to serve as both a coarse flush to prevent contamination of subsequent samples and a test for gold smearing from one sample to the next which may have resulted from inadequate cleaning of the crusher and pulveriser. The lab is also required to undertake a minimum of 1 in 20 wet screens on pulverised samples to ensure a minimum 90% passing at -75µm. Samples for nickel analysis are shipped to SGS Australia Mineral Services of Kalgoorlie for preparation. Pulps are then shipped to Perth for assaying. The analytical technique is ICP41Q, a four acid digest ICP-AES package. Assays recorded above the upper detection limit (25,000ppm Ni) are re-analyzed using the same technique with a greater dilution (ICP43B). All samples submitted for nickel assay include at least one Certified Reference Material (CRM) per batch, with a minimum of one CRM per 20 samples. Where problems have been identified in QAQC checks, Karora personnel and the SGS laboratory staff have actively pursued and corrected the issues as standard procedure.

 

About Karora Resources

 

Karora is focused on increasing gold production to a targeted range of 185,000-205,000 ounces by 2024 at its integrated Beta Hunt Gold Mine and Higginsville Gold Operations (“HGO”) in Western Australia. The Higginsville treatment facility is a low-cost 1.6 Mtpa processing plant, expanding to a planned 2.5 Mtpa by 2024, which is fed at capacity from Karora’s underground Beta Hunt mine and Higginsville mines. At Beta Hunt, a robust gold Mineral Resource and Reserve are hosted in multiple gold shears, with gold intersections along a 4 km strike length remaining open in multiple directions. HGO has a substantial Mineral gold Resource and Reserve and prospective land package totaling approximately 1,900 square kilometers. The Company also owns the high grade Spargos Reward project, which came into production in 2021. Karora has a strong Board and management team focused on delivering shareholder value and responsible mining, as demonstrated by Karora’s commitment to reducing emissions across its operations. Karora’s common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol KRR and also trade on the OTCQX market under the symbol KRRGF.

 

 

Table 1: Beta Hunt Significant Gold Results – July 23, 2022 to October 13, 2022

 

Targey/Prospect Hole    ID         Sub
interval
From
(m)
To (m) Downhole
Interval (m)
Estimated
True
Width
Au (g/t)1.
AZONE WA380-002AE 3.5 4.6 1.2 11.6
AZONE WA380-002AE 7.0 12.6 5.6 1.9
AZONE WA380-002AE 237.0 245.2 8.2 1.1
AZONE WA380-004AE 200.0 208.3 8.3 1.1
AZONE WA380-009AE 3.0 6.6 3.6 3.0 14.1
AZONE WA380-009AE 55.8 60.2 4.4 2.8
AZONE WA380-009AE 94.0 95.0 1.0 11.6
AZONE WA380-010AE 17.0 18.0 1.0 7.2
AZONE WA380-010AE 52.0 64.0 12.0 7.0 3.9
AZONE WA380-010AE 68.0 70.0 2.0 5.7
AZONE WA405-036AE 189.0 195.0 6.0 5.2 1.5
AZONE WA405-036AE 235.0 237.0 2.0 2.8
COW BC1704-008AE 124.0 126.0 2.0 3.2
COW BC1704-008AE 169.0 171.0 2.0 4.2
COW BC1704-008AE 251.0 254.0 3.0 2.7
COW BC1704-008AE 363.5 366.0 2.5 5.9
COW BC1704-011AE 86.9 90.1 3.2 3.4
COW BC1704-011AE 124.0 130.7 6.7 1.3
COW BC1704-011AE 398.0 399.2 1.2 4.2
COW BC1704-011AE 463.0 468.0 5.0 7.1
COW BC1704-011AE 498.4 503.7 5.3 2.3
COW BC1825-01AE 56.0 59.2 3.2 3.2
COW BC1825-01AE 65.0 66.0 1.0 19.5
COW BC1825-01AE 130.0 140.0 10.0 4.1
COW BC1825-03AE 118.0 119.0 1.0 19.3
LARK BL1890-05AR 52.3 55.0 2.8 2.1
LARK BL1890-05AR 57.3 64.5 7.3 7.0
LARK BL1890-16AR 6.0 18.0 12.0 1.8
LARK BL1890-16AR 63.5 74.0 10.5 1.4
LARK BL1890-16AR 80.0 83.0 3.0 5.8
LARK BL1890-16AR 176.3 183.0 6.7 1.5
LARK BLB13-07AE 185.0 186.0 1.0 6.7
LARK BLB13-07AE 289.0 294.0 5.0 2.7
Mason BM1890-23AE 63.4 75.0 11.6 4.2
Mason BM1890-23AE 99.0 106.0 7.0 2.4
Mason BM1890-23AE 138.0 145.0 7.0 2.2
Mason BM1890-23AE 155.0 156.0 1.0 7.6
Mason BM1890-23AE 187.0 192.0 5.0 1.7
Mason BM1890-23AE 244.0 246.0 2.0 7.4
Mason BM1890-23AE 417.0 419.0 2.0 4.1
Mason BM1941SP3-
01AE
97.4 100.0 2.6 5.3
Mason BM1941SP3-
01AE
303.0 320.0 17.0 12.0
WF BW-1704-11AR 88.6 100.0 11.4 1.9
WF BW-1704-11AR 119.0 124.0 5.0 1.7
WF WW386SP-02AR 85.0 93.0 8.0 2.3
WF WW386SP-02AR 132.0 137.9 5.9 4.7 11.5
WF WW386SP-02AR 146.9 148.2 1.4 4.1
WF WW386SP-02AR 201.0 202.0 1.0 13.0
WF WW386SP-04AR 95.0 99.0 4.0 3.0
WF WW386SP-04AR 102.0 122.0 20.0 1.9
WF WW386SP-04AR 128.0 133.0 5.0 3.4
WF WW386SP-04AR 136.0 137.0 1.0 7.2
WF WW386SP-10AR 80.0 85.8 5.8 1.8
WF WW386SP-10AR 125.0 144.0 19.0 3.8
WF WW386SP-12AE 101.6 109.0 7.4 3.5 20.2
WF WW386SP-12AE 193.9 194.5 0.6 9.5
WF WW386SP-12AE 398.0 412.0 14.0 1.9
WF WW395-12AE 49.0 56.0 7.0 4.2 1.6
WF WW395-12AE 340.0 349.0 9.0 5.4 3.6
WF WW395-16AE 54.3 61.5 7.2 3.6 3.0
WF WW395-16AE 480.0 502.0 22.0 10.8 3.1
WF WW-SP2-011AR 120.0 121.0 1.0 7.3
WF WW-SP2-011AR 125.0 134.4 9.4 1.6
WF WW-SP2-011AR 138.0 148.0 10.0 2.8
WF WW-SP2-011AR 151.1 167.0 15.9 13.3 2.7
WF WW-SP2-011AR 170.0 176.0 6.0 0.9
WF WW-SP2-011AR 215.0 216.5 1.5 18.5
WF WW-SP2-013AE 144.0 147.6 3.6 3.8
WF WW-SP2-013AE 323.0 328.0 5.0 3.8
WF WW-SP2-013AE 334.0 336.0 2.0 5.5
04C W4-350-002NR 3.0 8.1 5.1 5.9
04C W4-350-005NR 0.0 10.0 10.0 2.1
04C W4-350-005NR 15.5 17.7 2.2 2.8
04C W4-350-006NR 9.0 12.0 3.0 2.0
04C W4-350-007NR 22.0 25.0 3.0 2.7
04C W4-350-008NR 21.0 28.0 7.0 5.9 7.8
04C W4-350-009NR 1.0 6.3 5.3 1.8
25C B25-18-001NE 3.0 9.0 6.0 2.8
25C B25-18-001NE 63.0 66.5 3.5 2.8
25C B25-18-001NE 69.3 70.1 0.8 12.8
25C B25-18-003NE 4.0 7.0 3.0 3.2
25C B25-18-003NE 17.0 20.0 3.0 4.9
25C B25-18-003NE 23.0 30.0 7.0 2.5
30C B30-1890-17NR 107.0 110.0 3.0 3.4
40C W44-405-004NE 73.0 76.0 3.0 4.0
40C W44-405-020NE 31.0 33.0 2.0 4.8

 

1. Reported gold grades > 1.0 g/t downhole and gram x metre > 5

 

Table 2 Beta Hunt – Drillhole Collars for Significant Gold Results reported July 23 2022 to October 13, 2022

 

Target/   Hole  ID MGA_N MGA_E mRL DIP AZI Total
Length (m)
Prospect
AZONE WA380-002AE 6544148.8 374747.3 -373.4 -26.3 60.1 272.8
AZONE WA380-004AE 6544148.9 374747.3 -372.6 -1.4 32.6 267.4
AZONE WA380-009AE 6544149.5 374746.4 -373.7 -40.8 11.9 335.9
AZONE WA380-010AE 6544148.3 374747.7 -374.3 -65.7 65.3 440.7
AZONE WA405-036AE 6543701.3 375154.6 -400.0 -35.2 24.1 270.0
AZONE WA405-037AE 6543701.3 375154.6 -400.0 -58.8 21.6 407.8
COW BC1704-008AE 6543392.4 375449.2 -292.0 -59.4 255.5 486.0
COW BC1704-011AE 6543392.4 375449.2 -292.0 -37.4 202.9 591.4
COW BC1825-01AE 6542757.3 375551.9 -366.9 -24.6 93.7 257.9
COW BC1825-03AE 6542759.7 375551.2 -366.8 -31.9 56.5 227.9
LARK BL1890-05AR 6542768.9 375345.5 -387.5 -11.5 40.8 167.9
LARK BL1890-16AR 6542753.8 375363.9 -387.3 -19.7 95.7 360.5
LARK BLB13-07AE 6542357.4 375835.4 -399.2 -20.5 196.0 321.4
Mason BM1890-23AE 6542767.5 375338.8 -388.0 -40.7 273.8 438.2
MASON BM1941SP3-01AE 6542439.2 375424.9 -406.1 -51.5 247.3 399.0
WF BW-1704-11AR 6543633.1 375350.7 -290.7 -20.9 239.1 147.5
WF WW386SP-02AR 6544009.0 374944.1 -381.5 -36.2 267.8 240.0
WF WW386SP-04AR 6544008.7 374944.2 -381.6 -40.5 246.1 192.0
WF WW386SP-10AR 6544007.4 374945.2 -381.9 -32.4 179.5 209.8
WF WW386SP-12AE 6544007.9 374945.5 -382.1 -61.4 184.1 420.6
WF WW395-12AE 6543803.6 375247.1 -392.8 -50.7 241.1 359.4
WF WW395-16AE 6543803.6 375247.3 -392.7 -58.3 239.9 548.2
WF WW-SP2-011AR 6544121.0 374899.6 -354.4 -32.3 252.3 257.9
WF WW-SP2-013AE 6544121.6 374899.9 -354.7 -54.1 270.3 380.9
04C W4-350-002NR 6543585.3 375277.7 -340.0 35.0 229.5 42.0
04C W4-350-005NR 6543543.6 375320.0 -341.0 10.0 229.5 45.0
04C W4-350-006NR 6543543.6 375320.0 -339.0 27.0 229.5 36.0
04C W4-350-007NR 6543608.1 375257.5 -342.0 14.0 229.5 39.0
04C W4-350-008NR 6543608.1 375257.5 -340.0 33.0 229.5 35.8
04C W4-350-009NR 6543585.3 375277.7 -340.0 24.0 229.5 42.0
25C B25-18-001NE 6542759.8 375548.8 -362.6 56.8 44.6 92.9
25C B25-18-003NE 6542759.7 375549.1 -362.5 58.8 76.7 63.0
30C B30-1890-17NR 6542768.7 375345.2 -385.7 30.8 43.2 146.8
40C W44-405-004NE 6543561.4 375292.9 -397.0 6.0 207.5 161.6
AZONE WA380-002AE 6544148.8 374747.3 -373.4 -26.3 60.1 272.8
AZONE WA380-004AE 6544148.9 374747.3 -372.6 -1.4 32.6 267.4
AZONE WA380-009AE 6544149.5 374746.4 -373.7 -40.8 11.9 335.9
AZONE WA380-010AE 6544148.3 374747.7 -374.3 -65.7 65.3 440.7
AZONE WA405-036AE 6543701.3 375154.6 -400.0 -35.2 24.1 270.0
AZONE WA405-037AE 6543701.3 375154.6 -400.0 -58.8 21.6 407.8
COW BC1704-008AE 6543392.4 375449.2 -292.0 -59.4 255.5 486.0
COW BC1704-011AE 6543392.4 375449.2 -292.0 -37.4 202.9 591.4
COW BC1825-01AE 6542757.3 375551.9 -366.9 -24.6 93.7 257.9
COW BC1825-03AE 6542759.7 375551.2 -366.8 -31.9 56.5 227.9
LARK BL1890-05AR 6542768.9 375345.5 -387.5 -11.5 40.8 167.9
LARK BL1890-16AR 6542753.8 375363.9 -387.3 -19.7 95.7 360.5
LARK BLB13-07AE 6542357.4 375835.4 -399.2 -20.5 196.0 321.4
Mason BM1890-23AE 6542767.5 375338.8 -388.0 -40.7 273.8 438.2
MASON BM1941SP3-
01AE
6542439.2 375424.9 -406.1 -51.5 247.3 399.0
WF BW-1704-11AR 6543633.1 375350.7 -290.7 -20.9 239.1 147.5
WF WW386SP-02AR 6544009.0 374944.1 -381.5 -36.2 267.8 240.0
WF WW386SP-04AR 6544008.7 374944.2 -381.6 -40.5 246.1 192.0
WF WW386SP-10AR 6544007.4 374945.2 -381.9 -32.4 179.5 209.8
WF WW386SP-12AE 6544007.9 374945.5 -382.1 -61.4 184.1 420.6
WF WW395-12AE 6543803.6 375247.1 -392.8 -50.7 241.1 359.4
WF WW395-16AE 6543803.6 375247.3 -392.7 -58.3 239.9 548.2
WF WW-SP2-011AR 6544121.0 374899.6 -354.4 -32.3 252.3 257.9
WF WW-SP2-013AE 6544121.6 374899.9 -354.7 -54.1 270.3 380.9
04C W4-350-002NR 6543585.3 375277.7 -340.0 35.0 229.5 42.0
04C W4-350-005NR 6543543.6 375320.0 -341.0 10.0 229.5 45.0

 

 


Figure 1: Beta Hunt plan view showing all drill traces with gold results received for period July 24 – October 13, 2022. Significant results labelled. (CNW Group/Karora Resources Inc.)

 

 

 


Figure 2: Mason-Larkin-Cowcill X section, Beta Block looking north highlighting recent Mason drill result from BM1941SP3-01AE. (CNW Group/Karora Resources Inc.)

 

 

 


Figure 3: Western Flanks Deeps X section looking north highlighting recent drill results for both A Zone and Western Flanks. Refer Figure 1 for location. (CNW Group/Karora Resources Inc.)

 

Posted October 25, 2022

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