In an echo of the Pilbara gold conglomeration tumult last year, Kairos Minerals said it found more than 250 nuggets at its Croydon project.

Kairos Executive Chairman Terry Topping said the “exceptional discovery” from the helicopter-supported exploration occurred a few weeks into a new conglomerate exploration program about 100km south of Port Hedland.

In January, he said encouraging stream samples demonstrated that most of the targets on the company’s tenements were prospective for conglomerate-hosted gold.

The 256 nuggets, weighing a total of 254 grams, were found with a metal detector in an area covering less than 150m by 50m and had the distinctive watermelon seed shape found elsewhere in the Pilbara.

Mr Topping said while there were many questions still to be answered the find made the project an exploration priority for Kairos.

“We have already commenced the required approvals and clearance processes to undertake selected trenching and RC/diamond drilling to establish the overall dimensions of the prospective conglomerate horizon,” he said.

He expected to have crews back in the wholly owned field within a week for further sampling, metal detecting and trenching ahead of the drilling that is set to start early next quarter.

Both the stream sampling and the latest discovery were led by former Novo Resources Exploration Manager George Merhi.

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