Western Gold Exploration

Background Information

Knapdale Prospect

Following Western Gold Exploration (UK) Ltd’s acquisition of Lorne Resources, with landowner agreements and licences in place, exploration has focussed on Knapdale.

This area is prospective for high grade orogenic quartz-gold-silver lodes and contains five known historic occurrences/deposits.

Exploration has defined a 15km2 zone of anomalous Au-Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn-As-Sb-Bi stream sediment, panned concentrate and rock chip geochemical samples extending SSW from the historic Stronchullin mine to the abandoned Abhainn Strathainn copper mine.

The well defined mineralized trend is highly prospective for the discovery of high grade, orogenic style quartz-gold-silver veins and Besshi-style polymetallic VMS (Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide) copper-zinc-lead-silver-gold deposits.

The exploration Properties total 3,253 hectares and were drilled 2017-2018 with no safety or environmental incidents. Results are summarised below.


  • Mine dump samples assay to 66.4g/t Au + 17.9g/t Ag
  • Quartz-sulphide vein float to 230g/t Au + 181g/t Ag
  • Quartz-gold-silver-basemetal veins >1.5km strike length
  • Quartz veins 1km south of mine assay to 25g/t Au + 85g/t Ag

Gossan Burn

  • Float samples assay to 40% Cu + 18.8g/t Ag and 27.2% Cu + 14.4 g/t Ag
  • Strongest Cu-Pb-Zn-Ba-As-Sb-Hg-Au-Ag drainage anomaly in the District

Allt Dearg

  • Mine quartz vein sample, 1m @ 6.0g/t Au + 1140g/t Ag + 6.4% Cu
  • Quartz-sulphide veins assay to 21g/t Au + 61g/t Ag