Middle Island Resources Shares up 17% after Hitting Gold (ASX:MDI)

The Middle Island Resources Ltd [ASX:MDI] share price opened up 17% higher this morning on an early trade. At time of writing shares are trading at $1.9 cents, almost 12% higher from yesterday’s close.

Middle Island Resources is an ASX-listed gold explorer and aspiring developer. Their main activity is in the Sandstone gold project, which they fully own. The project is located 400km northwest of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Why are Middle Island shares up today?

Middle Island released their latest results from their phase two reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at Plum Pudding deposit. Plum Pudding is in the Sandstone gold project, 850m south from the company’s gold processing plant.

This phase of the drilling focused on in filling and extending the company’s five new satellite open pit deposits: McLaren, McIntyre, Ridge, Old Town Well and Plum Pudding.

You can check out their locations here:

ASX MDI Share Price - Middle Island Resources Gold

Source: Middle Island Resources

So far, they’ve done more than 45,000m of drilling between both phase one and two.

The results released today though only include results from Plum Pudding and the 62 RC holes they’ve carried out there during the campaign. You can check out previous results from drilling in Plum Pudding here.

And as it turns out, the campaign has returned several high-grade gold results.

Here are some of the intercepts:

7m @ 24.1 grams per tonne gold, 7m @19 g/t Au, 12m @7.22 g/5 Au, 3m @ 24.7 g/t Au, 27 m @1.42 g/t Au, 3m @10 g/t Au and 12m @2.46 g/t Au.

In the words of the company: ‘Phase 2 drilling at Plum Pudding has identified that saprolite gold mineralisation is associated with a broad, sub-vertical, north-trending zone of brecciated and quartz-veined ultramafic rocks, with internal mineralised lenses interpreted to be dipping moderately east.

What could happen next?

Middle Island Resources still has about 10,000 RC samples from phase two drilling at the laboratories in Perth, waiting for results. These will be included in the feasibility study which the company is giving priority to.

And, since they’ve had so much success in both phase one and two, they’ve decided to do more drilling. Phase three will look at testing other open pit targets that weren’t tested or identified during the previous phases.

It’s an exciting time for gold with prices close to US$2,000 an ounce. If you are interested in gold stocks check out Greg Canavan’s guide on ‘How to pick winning gold stocks’.

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Selva Freigedo

PS: Check out our latest coverage of the MDI share price here.

Selva Freigedo is a research analyst for The Rum Rebellion.

Born in Argentina, her passion for economic analysis started at a young age. Her father was an economist for the Argentinean governments and the family used to discuss politics and economics at the dinner table.

Argentina is a country with an unusual economic history. Growing up there gave Selva first-hand experience on different economic phenomena such as hyperinflation, devaluation and debt default.

Selva has also lived in Brazil, Spain and the USA.

Back in 2000 she was living in the US as the dot com bubble popped…
And in 2008 she was in Spain as the property market exploded and then collapsed…

She has seen first-hand what happens when bubbles burst.

Selva joined Fat Tail Investment Research’s team in 2016, as an analyst. She now writes from her vantage point in Australia, where she settled in 2015.

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