Following a series of encouraging hits, WA gold explorer Metalicity is preparing for another round of drilling at its Kookynie project, located 50 km south of Leonora in the WA Goldfields region.

The Company has said it anticipates sinking up to 10 reverse circulation drill holes into the project, targeting further gold mineralisation targets.

The Kookynie project includes a historic gold producing region of the WA Goldfields area, hosting a series of prolific former mine sites.

Metalicity’s upcoming drilling is set to target mineralisation located at three mothballed mine sites, known as McTavish, Leipold and Champion. 

At Leipold, previous drilling at the prospect has returned assays of 9 metres @ 7.31 g/t Au from 34 metres, including 3 metres @ 7.91 g/t Au from 34 metres.

The McTavish site has also proved a happy hunting ground for the explorer with a top assay of 4 metres @ 6.4 g/t Au from 67 metres. This drill result featured an exceptionally high-grade 1 metre intersection of 15.47 g/t gold.

Commenting on the upcoming exploration, Metalicity Managing director and CEO Jason Livingstone said he was absolutely delighted the gold explorer was able to get the assistance of a well credentialled drilling operator based in the Eastern Goldfields

"It is certainly a busy time of year with lots of competition to secure their services," he said. 

“We will look to expedite the analytical results as fast as possible to ensure shareholders are kept abreast of any developments. I look forward to presenting the results to cement to the market that the Kookynie gold project is a prolific goldfield.”

Metalicity has entered into the Kookynie project via a farm-in agreement with fellow minerals explorer Nex Metals (ASX: NME). 

Under the agreement Metalicity has the option to earn 51 per centof the Kookynie project – in addition to the nearby Yundamindra project – by spending at least $5 million on the projects. 

To date Metalicity has completed a series of drilling programs and has also been busy pegging contiguous and nearby tenements, which are also included towards the $5 million target.