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Emu plans more drilling at historic Badja gold project

Junior explorer Emu NL has plans underway for further RC drilling at its Flying Emu prospect at Badja gold project near Yalgoo after early positive results. The first hole targeted from Emu’s stage three-drill program in April recorded a 9m hit at 3.44 g/t gold from 39m downhole, including 2m at 10.14 g/t.

A drill contractor and rig has been secured for RC drilling at Flying Emu and the historic Gnows Nest prospect with follow-up testing of air core drill intercepts planned.

Gnows Nest was a working gold mine until labour shortages caused by World War II forced its closure in the 1940s.

Utilising years of experience and recognition of geological signatures displayed in previous discovery zones within the Badja Project, the team has pinpointed yet another high-grade gold zone that merits detailed follow-up. Following the receipts of further assay results in the next 4-10 weeks, Flying Emu will be drill-tested.

The company says drill samples dispatched for early laboratory analysis and reporting to the market were selected by Emu’s geologists from visually interesting intercepts logged during the drill program, with results indicating the shallow mineralised gold zone is likely to be moderately plunging to the north.

The company believes the broad intercept of high-grade gold could also contain possible tungsten deposits.

Earlier this month Emu announced a new gold zone discovery 1km to the north-west of the Monte Cristo gold discovery.

The Flying Emu prospect is along the same geological formation with a similar thrust fault and structural deflection magnetic signature to the Monte Cristo and Water Tank Hill prospects.

Recent drilling at Monte Cristo highlighted multiple tungsten hits, including 12m grading 0.12 per cent tungsten from 58m, including 1m at 0.64 per cent 6m grading 0.18 per cent from 58m downhole.

Emu’s Badja gold project is in the resurgent Murchison mineral field, 32km south-east of the historical Yalgoo mining centre.

All remaining sample results from the stage three program are being processed and analysed at Nagrom Laboratories, with results expected within 4 to 10 weeks.

The stage three drilling program included 2485m of RC drilling and 7258m of air core drilling.

Is your ASX-listed company doing something interesting? Contact: matt.birney@wanews.com.au

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