Follow-up To Promising Aeromag Results
Auroch Minerals Limited (ASX:AOU) has commenced a surface sampling programme along the prospective copper trends of its Arden Project in South Australia.
The programme will comprise both surface rock chip sampling and soil sampling across a regional trend identified by aeromagnetics.
The trend extends from the Taruga Minerals Ltd tenement to the north down to the historic artisanal Mt Arden copper mine to the south.
Earlier this year Taruga successfully defined a high-grade copper trend in soils and surface rock chip samples over a prospective trend 15km long.
Auroch Managing Director Aidan Platel said a review of the company’s high-resolution aeromagnetics survey flown in June 2018 clearly shows the structures of the Taruga trend extending south into the Arden tenement and down to the area of the historic Mt Arden copper mine.
In 2018 Auroch’s surface rock-chip sampling programme of outcrops near Mt Arden produced high- grade copper results, including 20.4% Cu, 15.25% Cu, 8.55% Cu and 5.52% Cu.
The current surface sampling programme will extend the previous programmes along the magnetic trend to the north towards Taruga’s neighbouring tenement.
“We are excited to recommence exploration at our Arden Project in South Australia. We are encouraged by the fantastic success of our neighbour Taruga Minerals through their definition of several high-grade copper trends in their tenure,” Mr Platel said.
“We have reviewed our high-resolution aeromagnetic data and can see those same structures extending south into our tenement and down to the Mt Arden region, where we know from our earlier sampling programmes there is high-grade copper outcropping at surface.
“There is great potential for this sampling programme to define a significant strike length of high-grade copper at surface at Arden, and we have already identified further potential copper-rich areas within our tenure that will be covered with surface-sampling programmes following this initial programme.”
The sampling programme has commenced at the Lady Margo prospect where ferruginised limestones and ironstone gossans were observed during field mapping.
After completing the initial programme, the company will then move to cover other areas of the Arden tenure that have been identified as highly prospective for Copper, including the trend to the northeast of the Kanyaka Prospect, where surface rock chip samples taken in 2018 produced results up to 12.4% Cu.