Galileo Mining (ASX: GAL) reports that it has intersected massive sulphides during aircore drilling at its Norseman Project situated between Kalgoorlie and Esperance in Western Australia.
End of hole drill chips taken from the margin of a large ultramafic intrusion display massive sulphide mineralisation, with handheld XRF analysis showing small amounts of nickel and copper. The company notes that palladium, platinum, and gold results will require full laboratory assay analysis.
“Hitting massive sulphide in an aircore drill program is an exceptional result…the overall context of the mineralisation is incredibly prospective
Speaking on the result, Galileo Mining Managing Director Brad Underwood said: “Hitting massive sulphide in an aircore drill program is an exceptional result. Although the portable XRF measurements show minor amounts of nickel and copper, the overall context of the mineralisation is incredibly prospective. The sulphide occurs on the margin of a large ultramafic intrusion in the exact setting where mineral deposits can occur. Further to that, the sulphide is just 52 metres below surface (60m downhole) and with the prospective unit under a clay/alluvium cover which means the target is blind at surface.
Samples have been submitted to the laboratory for chemical analysis which will include palladium, platinum, and gold assays. Meanwhile the aircore drill program continues and is expected to be completed over the coming weeks.”
Galileo reports that the aircore drill was unable to fully penetrate the massive sulphide mineralisation, which will require the recruitment of an RC drill rig and further EM surveying.
The drill program, which was tasked with generating targets for more substantial RC and diamond drill testing scheduled for 2022, has so far completed approximately 4,000m of a planned 10,000m.
Single meter samples from the massive sulphide intercept are at the laboratory for priority analysis, with expected turn-around of 4 weeks. Results from further non-priority samples are expected within 8-10 weeks.
Images: Galileo Mining Ltd