Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) continues to make new discoveries at its Norseman project in Western Australia.
Galileo’s managing director Brad Underwood commented; “Exploration at our Norseman project is continuing with a strong focus on making fresh discoveries within a newly recognized mineral district. Following the breakthrough discovery of the Callisto deposit in 2022 we are excited to be exploring such a promising region with amazing opportunities for further successes. Galileo is well funded to undertake its planned exploration activities and we look forward to delivering more results from this highly prospective tenement package.”
Preparations for IP surveying at the Norseman project have commenced with geophysical surveyors contracted to begin work in early February. IP geophysical surveying is used to assist in the detection of buried disseminated sulphide mineralization similar to the Callisto palladium-nickel-copper deposit. The Callisto deposit is contained in a large mafic-ultramafic intrusion with potential for further mineralized intrusions along strike to the north and south as well as at the adjacent Mission Sill prospect. Initial IP surveying results over the Callisto deposit showed a broad chargeable feature west of the known mineralization. This target was subsequently drilled in December 2023 and while the drill hole (NRC489) successfully intersected sulphides these did not have the same metal tenor as those at Callisto. Drilling at North Callisto in the same programme continued to identify anomalous sulphides (NRC490) in an ultramafic rock analogous to the host rock at Callisto.
Initial IP results from Callisto North reveal a pronounced chargeable high within the interpreted sulphide zone that is concentrated in a smaller area than the IP response from the target recently drilled west of Callisto This difference in chargeable response may be related to a greater intensity of sulphide accumulation and an accompanying higher potential for economic mineralization. IP surveying at North Callisto has been prioritised to develop drill targets along the identified prospective zone. Further IP surveying has also been planned over the remainder of the 20km of strike around the Callisto deposit and the 12km of prospective strike length at the Mission Sill prospect.
Geological mapping is organized to begin in February with the intention of providing a detailed overview of an area that has been subject to very limited modern exploration. Geological and geophysical data will then be integrated to support target generation and drill testing. Follow up IP results from North Callisto, and initial geological mapping results from the broader project area, are expected to be received in late February/March. Environmental and heritage surveys are planned for February over exploration areas of primary importance. These surveys are designed to expedite drilling programmes once the target generation phase has been completed.
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