Commences 3,500 hole Auger Sampling Programme
Mamba Exploration Limited (ASX:M24) has commenced a 3,500-hole auger drill programme over its 100% owned Ashburton Project in Western Australia.
The drilling programme has been designed to test a number of large regional structures which are interpreted to control the gold mineralisation. These include the historical gold workings at Lyndon, and the gold mineralisation identified at the Woods prospect at Osbourne Well.
The Auger sampling at Lyndon has been designed to test the strike extent of the historical workings, where channel sampling of the quartz veins returned up to 46.5g/t gold and rock chip samples returned up to 81.2g/t gold.
The programme will also test some geophysical and structural targets within the tenement.
Managing Director, Mike Dunbar, said 2,000 sample points have been planned at Lyndon, which represents the first modern day systematic sampling programme conducted over the tenement.
Osbourne Well Programme
At Osbourne Well, an auger programme of approximately 1,500 samples has been designed to test the interpreted regional structure that trends through the tenement. This structure is believed to be the controlling feature for the Woods prospect mineralisation, where rock chip sampling by previous explorers identified up to 17.6g/t gold and 11.4g/t gold
Lyndon and Osbourne Well is expected to take around one month to complete. Samples will be batched together and submitted to the laboratory on a fortnightly basis.
The first results are expected within around six weeks of submission into the laboratory in Perth.
“The strategy has always been to actively explore the Kimberley and Ashburton projects during the winter months and the Darling Range and Great Southern project during the summer months,” Mr Dunbar said.
“It is pleasing that we have been able to secure an auger rig to allow the Ashburton drilling to commence while we assess the targets highlighted from the recent geophysical reprocessing of data from our Kimberley projects.
“While the focus during the winter months has been directed northwards, as soon as the weather allows, exploration on the Darling Range and Great Southern projects will recommence with ground geophysics and drilling planned at the Black Hills target in the Darling Range and RC drilling and soil sampling in the Great Southern scheduled for the December quarter.”
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