Konrad Forrest
Defector - Doray Minerals

Doray Minerals Limited announced today initial results from its ongoing Resource infill and extension programme at the Deflector Gold Copper Operation. This drilling is part of Doray’s aggressive strategy of upgrading the Inferred sections of the Mineral Resource to Indicated category, and extending it at depth, which will allow additional Ore Reserves and mine life to be delineated at Deflector. Drilling has primarily focussed on the extremities of Mineral Resources on the main Western and Central Lodes, with additional intersections of the Contact Lodes. A total of 19 diamond drill holes for 6,103m have been completed to date, with drilling continuing.

Outstanding intersections include:

  • 0.3m @ 349g/t Au and 2.1% Cu from 256.8m
  • 0.3m @ 118g/t Au and 3.7% Cu from 92.3m
  • 0.3m @ 156g/t Au and 1.0% Cu from 306.3m
  • 2.1m @ 10.9g/t Au and 0.5% Cu from 323.3m
  • 3.1m @ 14.5g/t Au from 227.0m
  • 0.95m @ 56.3g/t Au and 0.8% Cu from 276.4m

Doray’s Managing Director Mr Leigh Junk said the Company was excited by the excellent results that have increased the understanding of the orebody and confirmed that strong mineralisation continued at depth beyond the boundaries of the current mine plan. “The Deflector orebody is open at depth and these drilling results highlight the many opportunities we have to define further extensions, and strengthens our confidence that the mine life can be extended beyond the current five years” Mr Junk said.