Great Western Mining Completes Initial Drilling at Rock House
Great Western Mining has now completed its first-phase drilling program for gold and silver at the Rock House Group, with six holes drilled at the Southern Alteration Zone totalling 1,685 feet using a reverse circulation rig. The cuttings from those holes would be bagged and trucked to an independent laboratory in the area for assaying. Southern Alteration Zone Z is one of three potential prospects at Rock House, with the others being the Eastern Shear Zone and the Northern Slate Zone.
While Rock House has never previously been drilled, possible mineralisation was identified through satellite imagery. That was confirmed prior to the start of drilling by rock chip sampling, soil sampling and trenching, with minor amounts of gold and silver produced from 'float material' collected on site.
Once assay results become available, the next phase of follow-up drilling would be determined later in the year.