DeSoto Resources (ASX:DES) has confirmed the presence of gold-bearing ore in the Fenton Shear Zone (FSZ) in Western Australia.

The explorer said the FSZ stretches over 20km, and historical drilling from the mid-1990s showed substantial gold mineralisation.

It also said it plans to commence drilling at Fenton in August, once ground geophysical targeting is completed.

Following the announcement, shares of DeSoto Resources were unchanged at $0.095.