Smylers Gold Project


Smylers Gold Project

  • Advanced exploration project within HMSZ located southeast of Macraes Gold Mine with significant amount spent on exploration and drilling by Hardie Pacific and KO Gold over the past 5 years
  • Smylers EP advanced with reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling, soil and geophysical surveys since 2018
  • KO Gold completed RC scout drilling program within Smylers EP in late 2021 (26 holes – 2,735 m), and additional soil sampling and prospecting completed east of the RC drilling program (Smylers East)
  • RC and diamond drilling completed on the Smylers Gold Project since 2018 has intercepted significant gold mineralization from surface to over 150 m depth within several targets. Significant drilling assay results include:
    • 1 m at 10.1 g/t Au (Home Reef South)
    • 3 m at 2.5 g/t Au (Pipeline South)
    • 9 m at 1 g/t Au and (Kensington)
    • 3 m at 2.4 g/t Au (Kensington)
    • 5 m at 3.4 g/t Au including 1 m at 8.3 g/t Au (Williams)
    • 2 m at 4.7 g/t Au (Williams)
    • 7 m at 1 g/t Au (Hoopers)
  • These gold grades are consistent with the average grades mined at the adjacent Macraes Mine. Drilling to date has resulted in over 4 km confirmed strike length of HMSZ within the Project area and it remains open to southeast for at least 4 km into the Smylers East prospect, which has yet to be drilled

RC Drilling Results

  • Recent RC and diamond drilling programs targeted potential high-grade ore shoots along southeast extension of HMSZ
  • Recent RC drilling program focused on Pipeline South, Kensington, Williams, Home Reef South and Smylers East targets (see assay results on map)
  • Every drill hole has encountered gold mineralization including up to 9 m at 1 g/t within Kensington target
  • Recent assay results indicate strong potential for the discovery of an ore shoot in north Kensington – Williams area
  • Now over 4 km confirmed strike length of HMSZ in Smylers Gold Project area and open to southeast for at least 4 km
  • Plans to drill at least 9 RC and diamond drill holes in 2024 in the central part of the Smylers Gold Project to confirm presence of an ore shoot
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Recent Soil Sampling Results Smylers East

  • New mapping and soil geochemistry survey in Smylers East has added additional 2 km of possible strike to the HMSZ since last drilling position of recent RC drilling program
  • Total of 490 soil samples and 12 rock chip samples collected along 12 soil sampling lines in 2022 (see map)
  • Arsenic anomalies up to 200 ppm encountered along strike consistent with new orientation of HMSZ in Smylers East (red line in figure)
  • Hints of an extension to the HMSZ that needs to be followed up by additional RC and diamond drilling
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KO Gold Projects:

Smylers Gold



Raggedy Range & Garibaldi

Rough Ridge