EIS Co-funded Drill Programme Aiming To Extend Long Dune
Encounter Resources Ltd (ASX:ENR) has commenced diamond drilling at the Lamil Project in the Paterson Province of Western Australia.
Managing Director, Will Robinson, said the EIS co-funded drill programme will extend a number of RC holes at the +1km long Dune Prospect which contain strengthening copper-gold mineralisation towards end of hole.
“Dune is a +1km long copper-gold system containing an extensive supergene blanket of copper-gold mineralisation,” Mr Robinson said.
“Copper-gold mineralisation is strengthening towards the end of a number of RC holes drilled earlier this year and these holes will be extended with diamond tails.
“In addition, new conductive and magnetic targets have been identified in the north and west of Dune adjacent to a section of drilling containing several high-grade gold intersections. These targets will also be tested in the current programme.”
Lamil covers an area of ~61 sq. km and is located 25km northwest of the major copper-gold mine at Telfer, owned by Newcrest Mining Ltd.
Lamil is adjacent to a major regional gravity lineament which marks the location of a significant structure and deformation zone that would have acted as a pathway for ore forming fluids during the formation of the Proterozoic aged deposits.
in previous broad spaced drilling. The mineralisation is located on the fold axis in the northern part of the Lamil Dome.
The RC drill programme completed in February 2021 at Dune extended the copper-gold system both to the south and east.
Assay results contain strong copper-gold intersections including:
- 132m @ 0.31g/t Au and 0.11% Cu from 87m to end of hole
o including 22m @ 0.51 g/t Au and 0.24% Cu from 181m
o end of hole sample 2m @ 0.35 g/t Au and 0.37% Cu from 217m
- 58m @ 0.20g/t Au and 0.12% Cu from 95m in ETG0228
o including 18m @ 0.29 g/t Au and 0.30% Cu from 95m
Diamond tails will extend a number of RC holes at Dune to target further extensions of the copper-gold mineralisation. The first two diamond drill tails will be extensions of ETG0226 and ETG0227.
Previous drilling in the northern part of the +1km long copper-gold mineral system at Dune intersected broad zones of near surface mineralisation including:
- 24.9m @ 0.7g/t Au from 127.1m and 4.0m @ 7.1g/t Au from 216m in ETG0003
- 20m @ 0.5g/t Au and 665ppm Cu from 96m and
- 18m @ 1.2g/t Au and 0.2% Cu from 126m incl:
o 4m @ 4.1 g/t Au and 0.3% Cu from 138m in ETG0208
- 8m @ 1.0g/t Au and 426ppm Cu from 197m in ETG0010
Integration and inversion of EM and Magnetic surveys completed at Dune has identified a conductive feature located south-west and two residual magnetic anomalies in the north-west proximal to the intersections ETG0003 and ETG0208. These new geophysical targets will be drill tested in the current drill programme.
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