Confirms New Discovery In Western Australia
Rumble Resources Limited (ASX: RTR) has confirmed a new discovery with exciting results for the maiden RC drill programme completed at the Camel Hump Prospect located on the Braeside project in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.
The drill programme discovered significant wide zones of copper oxide mineralisation with elevated zinc and lead hosted in volcaniclastics showcasing all the hallmarks of a VMS (volcanogenic massive sulphide) system. Further to the drilling results surface geochemistry outlined zonation of the copper, zinc and lead mineralisation which likely reflects mineral specie zoning typical of submarine VMS systems.
Notably, no previous drilling had been conducted in the Camel Hump region highlighting the impressive nature of the first pass results.
A small shallow RC programme (eight drill holes for 455m) has discovered the significant widths of copper. Associated with the copper oxide mineralisation (RC drilling) was elevated zinc, lead and silver. Zinc returned up to 1200ppm, lead returned up to 1% and silver returned up to 6.7 g/t Ag. Results from the RC drilling include:
- 19m @ 0.43% Cu from 12m; including 6m @ 1.02% Cu from 18m
- 33m @ 0.4% Cu from surface; including 9m @ 0.75% Cu from 6m
- 38m @ 0.19% Cu from surface
- 35m @ 0.55% Cu from 8m; including 8m @ 1% Cu from 11m and 5m @ 1.02% Cu from 36m
- 37m @ 0.46% Cu from 19m; including 5m @ 0.86% Cu from 22m and 6m @ 1% Cu from 45m
- 31m @ 0.37% Cu from 30m; including 5m @ 0.89% Cu from 32m and 5m @ 0.62% Cu from 54m
Some 30 km to the southeast of Camel Hump lies Rumble’s contiguous Warroo Project which hosts similar VMS lithologies with anomalous copper-zinc-lead associated with the volcaniclastics/sediments of the Warroo Hill Member Synform. The Camel Hump and the Warroo Hill Member lithologies lie within the same corridor with respect to strike and structure highlighting the potential for a significant new VMS province.
Rumble has a significant holding in the Fortescue and Paterson Provinces of the East Pilbara Region, Western Australia with over 2968 Sq kilometres of highly prospective tenure known for its large-scale Tier 1 discoveries which are continued to be made.
The Braeside Project area comprises 673 sq. km, contiguous to east of the Braeside Project is the Warroo Project comprising of 970 sq. km and the Lamil JV project with an area of 1325 sq. km.