Kalgoorlie Gold Mining Limited

La Mascotte Gold Deposit: First JORC (2012) Mineral Resource Of 138,000 oz Au

WA-focused gold explorer, Kalgoorlie Gold Mining (ASX:KAL) (‘KalGold’ or ‘the Company’), is pleased to announce the first JORC (2012) Mineral Resource at the La Mascotte gold deposit within the Bulong Taurus project, 35km to the east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.


  • La Mascotte is one of the few outcropping gold deposits in the Eastern Goldfields
  • First ever La Mascotte JORC (2012) Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate of:
    • 3.61 Mt @ 1.19 g/t Au for 138,000 oz (0.6 g/t cut-off)
  • Resource is estimated above the 220 mRL, or to a depth of ~140 m below surface on a granted mining lease
  • Modelled resource footprint measures 700 m north-south by 500 m east-west, with multiple stacked mineralised horizons demonstrating a total sectional thickness of up to ~175 m
  • Mineralisation remains open below 220 mRL at several target areas
  • Potential for significant resource growth and upgrade with additional drilling
  • KalGold direct expenditure cost of only ~A$5 per gold ounce (including drilling and assays)
The JORC (2012) Mineral Resource Estimate at La Mascotte has been estimated at:

3.61 Mt @ 1.19 g/t Au for 138,000 oz at a 0.6 g/t cut-off (Inferred).

This includes a higher-grade component of 1.35 Mt @ 1.92 g/t Au for 83,000 oz at a 1.0 g/t cut-off.

KalGold Managing Director and CEO Matt Painter said:

“The definition of 138,000 oz of gold from surface only 35km east of Kalgoorlie Boulder is a major milestone in KalGold’s short history. It reinforces our objective of discovering and defining gold resources in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.

“La Mascotte is one of the few remaining outcropping gold deposits in the Eastern Goldfields. This initial JORC (2012) Mineral Resource Estimate highlights our cost-efficient approach to building a mineral resource base and strengthens KalGold’s credentials as a highly effective gold discovery company. For example, the incorporation of historic drill data into this JORC (2012) Mineral Resource Estimate has saved the Company $1.6 million in drilling-related costs, delivering a realised discovery cost of only $5/oz.

“With gold mineralisation remaining open at depth, KalGold will progress the La Mascotte mineral resource with additional work. We look forward to updating investors on our progress throughout CY2023.”

The La Mascotte Gold Deposit

The La Mascotte gold deposit is one of the few remaining outcropping gold deposits near Kalgoorlie- Boulder in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Located less than 35km east of the city on the sealed Bulong Road, the deposit can be accessed within 30 minutes’ drive from Kalgoorlie.

Figure 1 – Location map, showing the La Mascotte deposit 35km east of Kalgoorlie and gold plants nearby. Projection GDA94 MGA Zone 51.

La Mascotte is located within the (historic gold rush era) Taurus Goldfield, immediately to the east of the Bulong Goldfield. Geologically, the deposit is hosted by a deformed, metamorphosed, felsic-intermediate volcanosedimentary sequence locally intruded by ultramafic to felsic porphyry pods and dykes. This sequence is juxtaposed against a nickel-mineralised ultramafic sequence to the west and north. Separating these sequences is the regionally extensive, deformed Goddard Fault. KalGold believes this fault to be the controlling structure for gold mineralisation throughout the Taurus Goldfield. Further south along strike, this hosts the high-grade Daisy Milano gold mine operations in the Mt Monger Goldfield.

Although outcrop at La Mascotte is poor, gold-mineralised quartz veining and altered felsic-intermediate volcaniclastic rocks are evident as subcrop and float over several hundred metres (Figure 3). Gold nuggets have also been recovered by our prospector partners over the area (Figure 4). Furthermore, shallow excavations in these areas exhibit a prevailing shallow westerly dip of strata, foliation, and veining.

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Basin Uranium Announces Submission of Permit at South Pass

Basin Uranium CORP. (CSE: NCLR) (CNSX: NCLR.CN) ("Basin Uranium" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has submitted a permit application to the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior for exploration drilling at the South Pass Uranium Project (the "Project" or "South Pass") located in Fremont and Sublette County, Wyoming, USA. The Project, which was acquired through direct staking by the Company, is comprised of 151 unpatented mineral lode claims totaling 3,020 acres located along the perimeter of the Great Divide Basin of Wyoming (see Figure 1). Wyoming is home to both the largest uranium reserves and top producing state in US1, with the Great Divide Basin representing the least exploited of Wyoming's basins estimated to contain over 270 million pounds of uranium2.

The Company has engaged RESPEC Consulting Inc. ("RESPEC") as a strategic technical and operational partner for the permitting and has submitted a Plan of Operation ("PoO") for up to 47 drill pads and 30,000 feet of drilling. The drill program is designed to both confirm the and extend the uranium mineralization delineated from the extensive exploration history of the project. Due to standardization of permitting for uranium exploration in Wyoming, the Company anticipates the receipt of all requisite permits in Q3 2024.

"The simultaneous permitting for multiple projects provides us with the flexibility to rapidly advance exploration on multiple fronts concurrently," commented Mike Blady, CEO of Basin Uranium. "Our partnership with RESPEC allows us to leverage their extensive experience in permitting, exploration and development of uranium assets throughout the USA."

South Pass Project, Wyoming

The South Pass Uranium Project is comprised of 3,020 acres of contiguous claims (151 unpatented mineral lode claims) located 45 miles southwest of Lander, Wyoming. Access to the property is facilitated through State Highway 28, located within 5 miles to the southeast, with year-round gravel and ATV roads servicing the claims. Exploration dates back to the 1960's and 1970's with several large companies having drilled numerous wells along a 12-mile-long trend that bisects the long axis of the property. Specifically, close-spaced drilling by Rocky Mountain Energy Corp. (a subsidiary of Union Pacific Railway) in the 1980's reported uranium mineralization at depths of over 400 feet - depths which would be potentially amenable to in-situ recovery (ISR) methods. Evaluation of historical records also indicated a historic resource was calculated on at least two parts of the claims currently comprising the South Pass project, however additional verification and validation must be performed by the Company's Qualified Person before being disclosed publicly.

The reader is cautioned that at this time it is too early to assess the feasibility of these recovery methods at South Pass however mineralization at this depth typically lies within the parameters of ISR mining and recovery.

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Figure 1: South Pass Project Map

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Qualified Person:

R. Tim Henneberry, PGeo (B.C.), a technical advisor to the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the technical data in this news release.

About Basin Uranium Corp.

Basin Uranium is a Canadian junior exploration company focused on mineral exploration and development in the green energy sector. The company has five advanced-stage uranium projects located in the United States, namely the Chord and Wolf Canyon projects in South Dakota, the South Pass and Great Divide Basin projects in Wyoming, and the Wray Mesa project in Utah. All five projects have seen extensive historical exploration and located in prospective development areas. The Company also has the Mann Lake uranium project, located in the world-class Athabasca basin of Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, in addition to the CHG gold project in south-central British Columbia.

For further information, please contact Mr. Mike Blady or view the Company's filings at www.sedarplus.ca.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Mike Blady
Chief Executive Officer

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its regulation services provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, including statements regarding future estimates, plans, objectives, timing, assumptions or expectations of future performance are forward-looking statements and contain forward-looking information. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "intends" or "anticipates", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would" or "occur". Forward-looking statements are based on certain material assumptions and analysis made by the Company and the opinions and estimates of management as of the date of this news release. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Important factors that may cause actual results to vary include, without limitation, uncertainties affecting the expected use of proceeds. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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