Battery Minerals Limited (ASX: BAT) has completed 5,737m of aircore drilling at the Nine Mile and Kent Road prospects at its Stavely-Stawell Copper-Gold Project in Victoria.
Up to the end of November 2021, Battery Minerals has completed 9,210m of aircore drilling at its Stavely-Stawell Copper-Gold Project in Victoria.
Nine Mile Prospect
Nine Mile Prospect is one of the five initial targets which are being tested as part of a 15,000m aircore drilling programme. Initial results were reported in October 2021, comprised 18 aircore holes for 1638m and an average depth of 56m.
The company has now received results for a further 38 holes for 1901m drilled to an average depth of 50m.
Drilling complemented previous results, defining extensive bedrock mineralisation proximal to the regionally prospective Moyston fault.
Better results include: • 21BATAC116, 15 metres at 0.14 g/t Au from 8 metres
• 21BATAC122, 2 metres at 0.32 g/t Au from 23 metres
• 21BATAC147, 8 metres at 0.15 g/t Au from 24 metres
Executive Chairman, David Flanagan, said the company’s aircore drilling is consistently and effectively penetrating to bedrock, testing prospective trends and to date has demonstrated a 1,600m long +0.1 g/t Au anomaly at the Nine Mile Prospect.
The Moyston Fault is a district-scale structure that contains the historical Moyston Mine and numerous other historical gold workings. Importantly, anomalous and strategic intercepts will undergo a full suite of multi-element and base metal analysis.
Kent Road Prospect
A further 46 aircore holes for 2,198m for an average depth of 48m have been completed at the Kent Road Prospect.
The Kent Road Prospect is within the prospective Dryden Belt volcanics. This copper target was identified by aerial-magnetics as a potential blind intrusive under approximately 20m of unconsolidated sand cover.
Fine disseminated sulphides were encountered in the drilling. The prospect is located within the Dryden Belt of the Mount Stavely Volcanic Complex which hosts Thursday’s Gossan and Morning Bill to the south. Gold and multi-element results for this program are expected to be reported in the March 2022 Quarter.
Drilling at the Stavely Stawell project is ongoing and will continue until the 17th of December then resume in the new year. Between now and Christmas the Company will move to commence testing targets in the historical Cosmopolitan mine area, including Rutters track, White Rabbit, Frying Pan and Coxs find.
“The team have hit the ground running, completed some promising drilling campaigns, generated some terrific results, defined new anomalies and intersected some great-looking geology,” Mr Flanagan said.
“With drilling ongoing, more results to come and the recent appointment of well-known geologist Peter Duerden as Managing Director, we are very excited about what we have in front of us.” For further information please visit: https://www.batteryminerals.com/