Artemis Resources Limited, an ASX-listed resources exploration and development company, announced that the recovery of a significant number of gold nuggets resumes from its newly identified conglomerate Witwatersrand style gold project in the Karratha area at Purdy’s Reward, West Pilbara.
According to the news release, the ‘water melon seed’ shaped gold nuggets are now recovered over 900m strike length, totaling 547.4 grams from the previous 4 days exploration until August 6. The consistent nature of the nuggets is thought to relate to emplacement in a high energy, submarine environment associated with glacial transgression and regression.
“The style of mineralisation is referred to the Witwatersrand style, after the Witwatersrand gold province in South Africa that has significant gold in Archean sedimentary conglomerates,” said Artemis. “The information being gathered from this work is valuable in relation to better understanding the 100% owned Mt OscarWits project as announced on the 2 August 2017.”
The work on gold nuggets recovery is continuing to extend the current strike length, as it has seen a steady increase in the quantity and size of nuggets as new fresher and deeper areas are exposed with excavators.