Echo has identified a number of greenfields exploration targets at the Bronzewing District which have shown strong prospectivity.
The Dragon prospect was last mined in the early 1990s, producing some 42,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 3.6g/t Au. Dragon lies immediately along strike from the Venus pit which has produced 14,000 ounces at an average of 2.4 g/t Au and remains host to a further 19,000 ounces at 2.4 g/t Au.
More recent drilling at this target showed a number of moderate to high grade gold intersects including; 8m @ 6.62g/t from 32m, 3m @ 5.29g/t from 39m and 2m @ 5.32g/t from 27m.
Anxiety Bore is located approximately 11 kilometres southwest of Bronzewing and has been subject to two short RAB traverses totalling 16 holes. These traverses were targeting a 200-metre-long soil anomaly, coincident with a structural target identified by a regional study but the drilling was largely ineffectual and requires follow up.
A bulk leach extractable gold soil sampling program was completed over the Eagle prospect by Navigator Resources in 2010. A total of 37 samples yielded results higher than 3ppb Au (and up to 1,954 ppb Au) and are considered moderately anomalous gold values. The results show an overall north-south trend to the anomalous zones extending over strike lengths of approximately 1.5 kilometres and require additional testing.
Katherine Well is located 33km southeast of Bronzewing, with historical exploration identifying a north easterly str
oking structure hosting anomalous gold geochemistry over almost 3km of strike length.