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Zuleika returns to Kalgoorlie gold hunt

ASX-listed Zuleika Gold has revived its 2021 drilling program at its flagship Zuleika and Credo projects near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, targeting a series of priority prospects with over 8,000 metres of aircore and RC drilling.

The company says the campaign is aimed at following up strong scores from previous drilling where results included an 11m hit going 1.3 grams per tonne gold from 40m including a 1m intersection going 7.16 g/t gold at 40m from 1m re-splits.

Zuleika has already stacked up almost 20,000m of dirt across its key projects this year, two-thirds of the way through a planned 30,000m program. Zuleika says its annual drilling to date has confirmed the prospectively of its portfolio and that it intends on systematically interrogating its targets for extensions to mineralisation.

The company will also look to define potential targets across a suite of new prospects.

At Zuleika’s Credo gold project about 35 kilometres north-west of Kalgoorlie, the company will focus on extending the Credo Well North shoot and completing maiden AC drilling at the Credo Far North prospect. Holes at the latter will target shallow historical results which included 6m going 2.44 g/t gold from 34m with a 1m intersection grading 20.30 g/t gold at 42m.

Meanwhile, at the Credo Well North prospect, about 1km west of the Credo Far North prospect, Zuleika has fired up the rig planning to rack up about 550m of RC drilling. The campaign will see the company follow up on some solid intercepts that included 7m going 5.22 g/t gold from 89m.

Zuleika says the drilling at the Credo Well North prospect completed to date has stretched the zone of consistent gold to about 125m of strike and interestingly, the company’s 3D modelling has identified further mineralisation in a zone that has yet to be tested.

Elsewhere, at the Zuleika project some 35km from the Credo project, the company is gearing up the AC drill rig to test a spate of strong gold anomalies found in soils on the Little T tenement that correlate with a previously drilled shallow intercept of 9m at 0.59 g/t gold from 24m. At the Paradigm East target, in earshot of Little T, the company will sink some 1500m of AC and RC drill holes to further extend the mineralisation zone.

Zuleika also has plans to punch a couple of drill holes to test the fresh rock continuity of the high-grade supergene gold at the nearby Browns Dam prospect. The holes are planned to two follow up previous drilling where a high-grade gold hit running 5m long and grading at 3.1 g/t gold from 38m was intercepted.

And having received encouraging final results from 1m re-splits of original 4m composite samples at its Breakaway Dam prospect, the company will look to pepper more than 20 RC holes into the prospect seeking to confirm and extend the mineralised trend. The best intercept from composite sampling included 4m grading 1.52 g/t gold from 31m and included a 1m intercept grading 4.05 g/t gold at 31m.

Managing Director of Zuleika Gold, Annie Guo said:

We are confident that with thorough and systematic exploration and testing of ore grade intersections we will achieve exploration success in this fertile structural setting in the Kalgoorlie / Kundana goldfield.

In addition to our flagship prospects, Paradigm East and Browns Dam, we have advanced several more targets on the Carnage Shear, Breakaway Dam and Little T. We will also be carrying out exploration drilling on the Menzies and Goongarrie prospects.

We are encouraged with the ongoing generation of new targets within our highly prospective tenure along the Zuleika Shear and at Credo and Menzies.We are encouraged with the ongoing generation of new targets within our highly prospective tenure along the Zuleika Shear and at Credo and Menzies.

With Zuleika looking to breathe new life into its Zuleika and Credo projects and drill a suite of holes at its laundry list of prospects the company could be set to deliver a flow of gold intercepts in the weeks ahead as it begins its next drilling campaign across WA’s lucrative Eastern Goldfields.

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

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