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Great, Northern: Big Rush delivers significant gold results


A significant gold system may have been discovered at the old Big Rush project near Greenvale, north Queensland.

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Great Northern Minerals has revealed drilling results at the old Big Rush gold mine that included one metre at 81 grams per tonne of gold _ which included visible gold _ and three metres at 21.7 grams per tonne.

Further drilling has to be done at the site but Great Northern said the results highlighted and extended the known gold mineralisation.

GNM managing director Cameron McLean said results from beneath the old northern pit were pointing to excellent potential.

“Anomalous gold mineralisation at Big Rush is now documented to occur over at least 1km of strike,” he said.

“These results have significantly extended the known mineralisation to greater than 150m (of) vertical depth with the strike extent under the northern pit now confirmed in excess of 250 metres,’’ the company said.

“This is highly encouraging as previously the more significant gold intersections had only been returned at depth under the central pit and these results confirm the potential along the entire strike length of the previously mined pits and extensions.’’

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