Beacon Minerals Limited (ASX: BCN) – $0.005

03 Mar 2015

Beacon Minerals Limited (ASX: BCN) has completed its shallow drilling program at the Golden Raven prospect within the Sandstone West Project located approximately 6km west of Sandstone in Western Australia (Figure 1).


BCN Sandstone Au

Figure 1. Regional location and geological setting of Sandstone



The drilling program comprised 64 shallow vertical drillholes for a total of 385 metres drilled. The program was designed to test the top 6 metres of the regolith profile for economic accumulations of gold at the Golden Raven prospect.


Assay result highlights include:


  • 1 metre at 7.42ppm gold
  • 6 metres at 20.00ppm gold
  • 4 metres at 8.29ppm gold
  • 4 metres at 3.41ppm gold



These results indicate the presence of gold mineralisation within the upper parts of the in situ portion of the regolith profile.


The company has planned to complete a follow up program with deeper aircore drilling and potentially reverse circulation drilling to test the entire regolith profile and the hypogene below the identified prospect area at Golden Raven. The company will also consider a broader program of prospect based and regional auger geochemistry.



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