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“Encouraging” aircore drilling results for Weednanna East

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The Board of Alliance Resources Ltd (Alliance) has announced the results of aircore drilling for gold at Weednanna East and proximal to the Weednanna gold deposit, part of the Wilcherry project joint venture between Alliance (79.01%) and Tyranna Resources Ltd (20.99%).

85 aircore drillholes were completed for 3101 m in the previous quarter as a first pass test to extend known gold in regolith anomalism at Weednanna East. This drilling programme consisted of four lines of 50 m x 200 m spaced holes designed to test around the existing gold in soil and regolith anomalism, and extend coverage to the west of existing RAB drilling at Weednanna East to cover a series of northwest striking faults.

All holes were drilled vertically to blade refusal. One metre scoop assay results have now been received. Four holes returned greater than 100 ppb gold with a best result of 2 m @ 1.31 g/t gold from 49 m in 18WDAC078 The zone of discontinuous >100 ppb gold anomalism extends over 1000 m and is open in the north.

The majority of the gold anomalism has a northeast trend and is located towards the end of hole, near the saprolite/saprock boundary. Given the iron-poor felsic nature of these host rocks, this is where the gold in regolith anomalism is expected to concentrate. The magnitude and distribution of gold in the regolith may be indicative of primary gold mineralisation and further drilling is warranted to better define the gold in regolith anomalies before bedrock drill testing.

Alliance Managing Director, Steve Johnston, said: “Weednanna East is the first regional gold exploration target to be tested proximal to the Weednanna gold deposit. We are very encouraged by these aircore drilling results which indicate to us the prospectivity of the district.”

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