Maximus Resources reported high gold recovery rates of 91.4% to 95.8% from initial metallurgical tests at its Hilditch gold deposit using accelerated cyanide leach analysis.

Tests covered oxide, transitional, and fresh mineable ore-grade intervals, confirming the 19,500 oz resource as non-refractory and suitable for carbon-in-leach processing.

Managing Director Tim Wither highlighted the project's potential in Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields.

A flora and fauna survey has paved the way for a resource and extension drill program, aiming to upgrade the resource category and refine recovery processes starting in July.