Browns Reef project NSW

Eastern Metals intersects ‘high-grade’ sulphide mineralisation at Browns Reef, NSW

Eastern Metals (ASX:EMS) has received assays from follow up diamond drilling campaign at Browns Reef with ‘high-grade’ intersections of sulphide mineralisation identified in two holes drilled.

Eastern Metals reports this has extended the Evergreen Lode about 50m to the south with a further two planned holes to be drilled to the north when conditions permit.

Significant mineralised intervals include:

  • BRD020: 5m @ 2.89% Zn, 1.50% Pb, 0.08% Cu, 8.64g/t Ag and 0.14g/t Au from 200m downhole
  • BRD021: 16m @ 4.18% Zn, 1.86% Pb, 0.12% Cu, 11.63g/t Ag and 0.29g/t Au from 292m downhole

Browns Reef lies 5km to the west of the town of Lake Cargelligo, about 470km west of Sydney. The area surrounding the Browns Reef base-metal deposit is utilised for agricultural  purposes, including grazing and cropping.

Commenting on the results, Managing Director and CEO Wayne Rossiter said: “The Evergreen Zone lode has a current strike length of more than 150m and vertical depth of at least 300m and remains open along strike and at depth.

“The Evergreen Zone lode has a current strike length of more than 150m and vertical depth of at least 300m”

We look forward to the drilling of the planned step out holes 50m to the north which we could not drill because of the difficult access caused by heavy rains this year.”

The known deposit at Browns Reef occupies a small part of the tenement. Most of the deeper drilling to date has been confined to a zone some 2.7km long in the central to southern part of the tenement and is situated on the eastern flank of the interpreted 9km long synclinal structure.

Eastern Metals is base and precious metals exploration company with a vision to deliver an attractive return to its shareholders in the medium term.

Its special “mousetrap” is its ability to identify advanced exploration projects with resource or near resource status where there is clear potential to increase the resource base with well targeted exploration, and which can be acquired on favourable terms.

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