Historic Drilling Results Highlight Potential To Expand known Mineralisation
Black Canyon (ASX: BCA) confirmed the presence of extensive surface manganese mineralisation and highlighted further significant scope to grow the known mineralisation in several more areas within its Carawine Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara.
A field assessment conducted over the Oakover East tenements confirmed outcropping zones of manganese located along the prospective Carawine Dolomite and Pinjin Chert contact zone and multiple residual surface deposits along the Fig Tree Manganese Trend.
Executive Director ,Brendan Cummins, said the recent field trip at Oakover East was successful in verifying this exploration data, which includes a host of previous significant drill results.
Located 35km south of the operating Woodie Woodie Manganese Mine, Oakover East is part of Black Canyon’s Carawine Project which is subject to the farm-in and joint venture agreement with Carawine Resources Ltd whereby Black Canyon can earn up to a 75% interest in the Carawine Project tenements.
“The recent field trip to the Oakover East Project to review the string of prospects along the Fig Tree Manganese Trend has provided invaluable information on the potential of the prospects for high-grade, hydrothermal style manganese mineralisation,” Mr Cummins said.
“Being located only 35km from the Woodie Woodie Operations the Fig Tree Manganese Trend has a similar geological setting, and previous drilling has successfully identified the prospective manganese corridor.
“Black Canyon intends to leverage the high-quality exploration dataset that covers the project to carefully review the geological and more importantly the structural setting of the known manganese prospect and to generate new targets for evaluation and drill testing.
“The Woodie Woodie operation has a long history of discovering and developing multiple small but high value manganese mineral resources. More than 30 pits have been developed at Woodie Woodie ranging from 0.2Mt to 10Mt with an average size of 0.5Mt.
The strategy for Black Canyon is to explore the multiple discrete known zones of manganese mineralisation and new targets that may develop into mineral resources with the application of ground geophysics and follow-up drill testing.”
The region has been the subject of previous aerial and surface geophysical surveys, mapping, rock chip sampling and RC drill testing which has provided a substantial high-quality dataset to assist in target evaluation and ranking. The rock chip and drill data provided in this release have been collated from previous technical reports submitted to DMIRS and available for download from the WAMEX web interface.
Further work is warranted to target structural complexity where manganese maybe remobilised into cross cutting structures.
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