Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) has released assay results from the latest round of diamond drilling at its 61km² Lamil Project in WA’s Paterson Province, with results providing evidence of a major copper-gold-system.
Diamond tail drilling undertaken at the project’s Dune prospect have provided promising results, with assays from Hole ETG0226 returning grades including:
- 1.5m @ 19.1% Cu from 409.1m
- 3.9m @ 1.6g/t Au from 410.6m
The program tested three separate target areas at Dune, with seven diamond-holes successfully defining a broad zone of stockwork veining that remains open to the north and south. The program included three diamond tails on existing RC holes, designed to test mineralisation at depth.
“The current diamond drilling program at Lamil has been highly successful, defining a depth extensive stockwork corridor that contains high grade copper mineralisation”
Hole ETG0243 was drilled 200m to the north, and has returned multiple copper sulphide hits, in a result that extends the prospect’s mineralised corridor.
Further drilling along an untested 1km magnetic anomaly north of Dune has provided further positive results, with hole ETG0241 hitting a 25m-plus quartz-sulphide breccia zone.
Assay results from prioritised holes are expected between October and November, with drilling paused to allow for analysis of incoming data before defining further targets.
Encounter Resources Managing Director Will Robinson said: “High grade copper mineralisation of this nature is not common in the Paterson Province and these results are considered highly encouraging. The current diamond drilling program at Lamil has been highly successful, defining a depth extensive stockwork corridor that contains high grade copper mineralisation, as well as opening up a new and potential significant, mineral system to the north of Dune.”
Work continues on securing heritage clearances to undertake a detailed ground gravity survey across the Dune prospect.
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