Antipa Minerals Limited (ASX: AZY) has announced the discovery of multiple zones of new gold-copper mineralisation on its 100% owned, 144 sq. km Minyari Dome Project in Western Australia’s Paterson Province.
The Project is located within 35km of Newcrest Mining’s Telfer gold-copper-silver mine and mineral processing facility and 54km along strike from Newcrest-Greatland Gold’s Havieron gold-copper development project.
“The increasing cache of greenfield discoveries within close proximity to the Minyari and WACA deposits demonstrates the significant exploration and resource growth potential within the company’s 100% Minyari Dome Project,” Managing Director, Roger Mason, said.
“The company’s recently completed 11,000 metre 2021 greenfield RC drill programme tested 14 targets and has delivered four discoveries (assay results available) with significant sulphide mineralisation intersected at another four targets (assay results pending).
“The Minyari Dome area is showing signs of camp style potential with multiple mineral systems developed around one or more causative intrusions.”
The Minyari Dome Project 2021 greenfield exploration programme was designed to make significant gold and/or copper discoveries within 4km of the existing Mineral Resources.
The key components of this greenfield exploration programme were:
1. Detailed Drone (UAV) Magnetic Survey (completed) – Survey with 20m line spacing to improve deposit, prospect, and greenfield targeting via the identification of key lithologies, structures and hydrothermal alteration related magnetic anomalies;
2. Gradient Array Induced Polarisation (GAIP) Survey (completed) – To identify IP chargeability (± resistivity ± conductivity) anomalies related to gold-copper sulphide mineralisation and also map certain key lithologies and hydrothermal alteration halos;
3. Reverse Circulation (RC) Drill Programme (completed – awaiting majority of assay results) – Approximately 11,000m (43 RC drill holes) testing 14 geophysical and/or geochemical (air core) greenfield targets; and
4. Surface Geochemical Programme (completed – awaiting assay results) – Fine-fraction soil programme across significant areas of the Minyari Dome Project to generate new greenfield targets for drill testing in CY 2022.
Assay results have now been received for a total of seven greenfield RC drill holes which have intersected significant, near surface, high-grade gold-copper mineralisation at four targets, all within 400m of the Minyari-WACA resources.
RC drilling has also intersected significant mineral system related sulphides and associated alteration at a further four targets all within 3km of the Minyari resource (assay results pending). RC drilling at eight of the greenfield targets intersected significant mineral system related disseminated, semi-massive/breccia style sulphides and associated intense intrusion related hydrothermal alteration hosted by meta-sediments and intermediate (diorite) ± felsic intrusives.
The host rocks, mineralisation and alteration styles are typically the same as the Minyari and WACA deposits. Most of these newly discovered zones of mineralisation are close to surface and further enhance the project development opportunity.
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