Bryah Manganese project WA

Bryah Resources confirms potential for new manganese deposit within Redrum Prospect

Bryah Resources (ASX:BYH) reports recent drilling results confirm the potential for a new manganese deposit to exist at the Bryah Basin within the Redrum Prospect and extend the Brumby West Prospect.

The results were generated by a reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign at the Redrum Prospect, as part of its joint-venture (JV) Bryah Basin manganese project in Western Australia.

RC drilling to date has totalled 2,458m in 64 drillholes, with the March 2022 drilling campaign conducted to target an existing Gradient Array Induced Polarisation (GAIP) survey along the Brumy Creek trend.

Results from the Redrum Prospect include:

  • Hole RRRC037: 10m @ 20.3% Mn from 20m, incl. 4m @ 25.2% Mn from 26m
  • Hole RRRC036: 31m @ 18.2% Mn from 11m, incl. 6m @ 22.0% Mn from 11m

Results from the Brumby West Prospect include

  • Hole BRRC187: 18m @ 23.3% Mn from 11m, incl. 6m @ 26.9% Mn from 26m
  • Hole BRRC188: 9m @ 22.2% Mn from 21m
  • Hole BRRC189: 12m @ 23.4% Mn from 13m

Commenting on the results, Bryah CEO Ashley Jones stated: “These results at Redrum validate our strategy to increase resource tonnage to a critical mass to allow the production centre to resume mining.

Redrum is returning wide intersections of manganese with 31m @ 18% Mn being the thickest intersection from 8m below surface.

The prospect is open in all directions with excellent potential to increase the size of the known mineralisation. 

The Brumby West drilling results have indicated that manganese mineralisation is more extensive than previously thought. Two new drill lines remain open to the west and mineralisation is still open to the southwest.”

The company also notes that these results highlight the prospectivity of the area immediately north of the Redrum Prospect, with all holes drilled returning manganese intercepts of more than 2m thickness and grades greater than 15% manganese.

In addition, the results from Brumby West indicate that mineralisation is open to the west and southwest, with drillholes BRRC187-89 demonstrating consistent good thickness and grade of mineralisation.

The Bryah Basin manganese project is located about 100-150km north of the township of Meekatharra in Western Australia and represents a JV between Bryah Resources and OM Holdings (ASX:OMH), with Bryah owning 49% of all associated tenements and OM Holdings owning the majority 51%.

Bryah Resources’ tenements and manganese mineral rights cover a total area of 1,135km-square over parts of the western Bryah Basin and announced a maiden Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) of 1.84Mt @ 21% Mn.

With the March 2022 RC drilling campaign now complete and results returning, Bryah Resources announces that it will move forward with an additional GAIP survey in September 2022 in preparation for follow-up drilling of new manganese targets in November 2022.

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