Exciting Finds In Initial Rock Chips From Historically Mapped Outcropping Lodes
Dreadnought Resources Limited (ASX:DRE) has received promising results from recent rock chip sampling and mapping across several outcropping lodes, including Rough Triangle, part of the Tarraji-Yampi Project located on Dambimangari Land in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Follow up sampling was undertaken along the 1.2 km long Rough Triangle lode and initial rock chip sampling was undertaken at several historical prospects including Ironclad and Wilson’s Reward.
The historical prospects were identified either through mapping in the 1950’s by Western Mining Corporation (WMC) or from historical tenement maps going back to the early 1900’s.
There are no records of any sampling results from these prospects, and more than half of the known outcropping lodes remain to be sampled. These prospects were sampled by Dreadnought as part of a project wide reconnaissance program assessing historically mapped mineralisation and more recently generated anomalies.
Managing Director, Dean Tuck, said the results of this sampling have confirmed high tenor polymetallic mineralisation, including critical minerals Antinomy (Sb) and Bismuth (Bi), in addition to Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) and Silver (Ag) across multiple prospects. Systematic sampling and mapping of the outcropping lodes will continue in September 2021 with assays expected in December 2021.
“With less than half of the known lodes sampled to date, we are continuing to identify high tenor Cu-Au-Ag-Bi-Sb-Co mineralisation across Tarraji-Yampi,” Mr Tuck said.
“As we continue to sample these systems, a geochemical pattern is developing which may allow us to vector in towards larger, undercover mineralisation like we have recently seen at Orion.
“We will continue to assess additional targets while undertaking our drilling programs at Orion, Fuso and Grant’s Find.”
Rough Triangle (E04/2315: 80%)
The Rough Triangle lode was identified and mapped by WMC in 1958. Described as a major line of lode hosted within intensely bleached and silicified sediments. The lode was mapped continuously over 1,280m and ranged in thickness from 1m to 5m with copper mineralisation evident throughout the lode.
In addition to the main lode, parallel lodes were observed running >300m in length before going under cover. The Rough Triangle lode was never sampled by WMC. Systematic sampling over the entire length of the lode has defined ~600m of high-grade Cu-Ag-Sb-Bi core with associated Au and Co.
Environmental surveys have been completed and heritage surveys are planned for later in 2021 with Rough Triangle to be drilled early in the 2022 field season.
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