Boda & Kaiser - Alkane Resources Ltd
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Boda and Kaiser 

The Boda and Kaiser prospects are within Alkane’s Northern Molong Porphyry Project, located in central New South Wales. Together, they comprise our Kaiser-Boda exploration target*, which forms a 5km long, 1km wide corridor.

In September 2019, Alkane announced the assay results of the Boda “discovery hole” KSDD003 (502m @ 0.48g/t Au, 0.20% Cu from 211m), which indicated the potential for a significant alkalic porphyry gold-copper system.

Since the discovery hole, we have continued extensive drilling and geophysical surveys at Boda and surrounds (including Boda 2, Boda 3 and the Kaiser-Duke corridor) to test the size and shape of the mineralisation.

We are still in the early stages of defining the complete Kaiser-Boda system, but the results of our drill programs are extremely encouraging. They confirm the presence of a very large mineralised corridor of up to 5km in length.

Initial Boda Resource

The initial Inferred Mineral Resource for the Boda deposit has been estimated at 10.1 million gold equivalent (AuEq)** ounces (ASX Announcement 30 May 2022).

This initial Boda resource estimate was confined to a surface area of 1,000m strike length and 500m width. It is based on approximately 71,400 metres of drilling, using a 0.3g/t AuEq cutoff deemed appropriate for potential open cut mining. We’ve included a sub-component for the potential use of bulk-tonnage underground mining using a cutoff grade of 0.4g/t.

Our ongoing drilling program continues to define the overall system and infill the initial Boda resource estimate. The Boda deposit remains open at depth and along strike to the south and along strike to the northwest, making it a genuine prospect for a large tonnage gold-copper development.

We are continuing the preliminary work required to further understand mining and processing options for the future.

Download the presentation or watch the webinar where Managing Director, Nic Earner, and Technical Director, Ian Chalmers, discuss the initial Boda resource.

*Kaiser-Boda target: 5km long, 1km wide corridor of monzonite intrusives, extensive propylitic to potassic alteration with gold and copper mineralisation. Numerous intercepts at Kaiser with a small high-grade historically mined body.

**The equivalent calculation formula is AuEq(g/t) = Au(g/t) + Cu%/100*31.1035*copper price ($/t)/gold price($/oz). The prices used were US$1,770/oz gold and US$9,750/t copper, and A$:US$0.70. Recoveries are assumed at 85% per economic element from preliminary metallurgical studies. In Alkane’s opinion all the elements included in the metal equivalents calculation have reasonable potential to be recovered and sold.

30 May 2022: Alkane Managing Director Nic Earner and Technical Director Ian Chalmers discuss the Boda initial resource
30 May 2022: Ian Chalmers and Exploration Manager, David Meates, discuss the geology of Boda
31 May 2022: Nic Earner speaks with Proactive’s Andrew Scott about Boda’s inferred mineral resource

Alkane won the NSW Minerals Council’s 2021 Explorer of the Year award for the Boda discovery.
Pictured (L-R) are Exploration Manager NSW David Meates, Technical Director Ian Chalmers, Non-Executive Director Tony Lethlean and Chairman Ian Gandel.

Latest Boda and Kaiser News

  • 08-Mar-2021

    Drilling at Kaiser Intersects Significant Au-Cu Mineralisation

    KSDD027 intersected two zones of gold-copper porphyry mineralisation with grades and alteration similar to Boda and significant assay results of: KSDD027 360m grading 0.38g/t Au, 0.15% Cu from 0m (Duke Zone) incl 7m grading 0.90g/t Au, 0.26% Cu from 119m also 6m grading 0.90g/t Au, 0.29% Cu from 204m also 6m grading 1.71g/t Au, 0.24% […]

  • 18-Dec-2020

    High Grade Zones Intersected at Boda by Revised Drilling Orientation

    Alkane announces intersection of further high-grade mineralisation at the Boda Prospect in Central New South Wales. Reinterpretation of geology undertaken as drilling progressed at Boda suggested a northwest structural trend. One diamond core hole, KSDD028, was designed to intersect perpendicular to this northwest structural trend and the high-grade breccia identified by KSDD007 to further define […]

  • 11-Nov-2020

    Corporate Presentation on Boda

    Alkane has released an Investor Presentation on the Boda Porphyry as part of the Company’s routine corporate update to various industry analysts and institutional investors. Download the presentation, watch the video with Managing Director Nic Earner and Technical Director Ian Chalmers or view the recent ASX announcement. Proactive Interview Nic Earner also caught up with […]

  • 09-Nov-2020

    Significant Expansion to Mineralisation at Boda

    Alkane announces a significant expansion of the mineralisation at the Boda discovery in Central New South Wales.  Boda is a landmark porphyry gold-copper system, within the Northern Molong Porphyry Project, which the Company believes has the potential to be a large, tier one gold-copper project. Key points Drilling at Boda has intersected further extensive zones […]

  • 19-May-2020

    Boda Drilling Update, Project Summary and Proposed Program

    Alkane Resources has released an update on the Boda project. Highlights include: Modelling of the recent drilling, including drill hole KSDD009, indicates a +0.2g/t AuEq* subvertical zone of significant gold-copper mineralisation; approximately 500 metres north-south strike length, 400 metres wide and >1100 metres vertically. Within this envelope is a +3.0g/t AuEq* high-grade pod approximately 150 […]

  • 22-Apr-2020

    Further Extensive Porphyry Gold-Copper Mineralisation at Boda

    Alkane has released further extensive porphyry gold-copper mineralisation at the Boda prospect with assay results for diamond core drill hole KSDD008. KSDD008 is positioned 100 metres south of the zone of significant high-grade gold-copper mineralisation defined in hole KSDD007. KSDD008 intersected extensive gold-copper mineralisation including multiple internal significant mineralisation zones with intercepts of: KSDD008      […]

  • Boda intercepts - March 2020
    23-Mar-2020

    Significant High Grade Gold-Copper Intersects at Boda prospect

    Today, Alkane Resources has released further significant high grade gold-copper mineralisation at its Boda prospect with assay results for two core holes, KSDD006 and KSDD007. KDD007 is positioned 100 metres south from the zone of gold copper mineralization defined in holes KSDD003 and KSDD005. The results indicate a substantial improvement in grade and width of […]

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Alkane Resources initiated further core drilling at its Boda Porphyry Prospect

    Gold miner and multi-commodity explorer, Alkane Resources (ASX:ALK), is commencing a follow up drilling program of initially five core holes totalling ~5,000 metres to test the substantial Boda porphyry gold-copper mineralisation. The recent discovery of significant porphyry style gold-copper mineralisation at the Boda Prospect (9 Sep 2019) within the Northern Molong Porphyry Project (NMPP), highlights […]

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Discovery of Significant Porphyry Gold-Copper Mineralisation at Boda Prospect within Northern Molong Porphyry Project (NSW)

    Multi commodity miner and explorer, Alkane Resources (ASX: ALK) has made a discovery of significant porphyry gold-copper mineralisation at its Boda prospect, within the Northern Molong Porphyry Project (NMPP) in central west NSW. The NMPP incorporates three exploration licences, covering an area of 110km2 of the northern Molong Volcanic Belt. The area is considered highly […]