More high-grade gold for Torque at Paris

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The Paris project keeps delivering for Torque Metals
Camera IconThe Paris project keeps delivering for Torque Metals Credit: File

WA-based explorer Torque Metals has kept the shallow high-grade gold hits coming at its Observation discovery, one of four key prospects at its flagship Paris project near Kalgoorlie.

Latest results include 6 metres grading 9.86 g/t gold from 57m, 6m going 8.45 g/t from 51m and 3m at 9.87 g/t gold from 72m. The company is also eagerly awaiting follow-up results from its Paris, HHH and Strauss prospects.

The company plans to keep the drill rods spinning with deeper RC drilling to test below 100m now planned to kick off in late January or early February for the Observation, HHH North and Paris Pit prospects. A campaign of around 5000m is planned to test the known mineralised structures below previous gold intercepts.

Torque has a core focus to undertake extensive drilling to explore for extensions to the known mineralisation and sees the newly released results as providing some top tier targets.

According to the company, historical drilling generally tested the top 50m and little modern exploration has been undertaken. By applying modern techniques and undertaking more extensive and deeper drilling Torque is poised to unlock the significant potential for further gold discovery at the Paris project.

With a larger drill rig coming on site in the next few weeks we will be able to test the extensions and depth of these targets beyond 100m in order to rapidly increase the project’s resource base.

Torque Metals Executive Chairman Mr Ian Finch

After listing on the ASX in June 2021 Torque Metals wasted no time in firing up the rig at its wholly owned Paris project with subsequent gold discoveries coming at the Observation and Strauss prospects. The new gold intercepts added further blue sky to the JORC resources at the Paris and HHH prospects that currently stand at 314,000 tonne at a solid 3.24 g/t gold.

Torque’s Paris project is located around 120km southeast of Kalgoorlie on the gold rich Boulder-Lefroy fault zone that has produced over 70 million ounces of gold. With neighbours along strike to the north including the Kalgoorlie Super Pit, Paddington, New Celebration and Junction, Torque is exploring across a prolific gold-bearing structure.

Current drilling at the four prospects sits within nine 100 per cent owned mining licences. The surrounding JV exploration licences take its total ground holding to 143 square kilometres at the Paris project. Torque’s Bullfinch project in the highly productive Southern Cross area comprises 5 exploration licences covering 572 square kilometres.

With more high-grade gold results, the drill rigs to again start doing their thing and large ground holdings in two of WAs premier gold addresses, Torque Metals is planning plenty of news flow in the months ahead that just might start to turn a few heads.

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