Galileo Callisto deposit at Norseman

Galileo Mining launches ‘extensive’ drill campaign at Callisto Discovery, WA

Galileo Mining (ASX:GAL) announces it has started an ‘extensive’ reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign at its 100% owned Callisto discovery in Western Australia.

The RC drilling program, comprising about 50 drillholes for over 10,000 metres, is expected to run for 12 weeks with a goal of following up widespread and consistent palladium-platinum-gold-copper-nickel sulphide intersections from shallow depths.

Addressing the campaign, Galileo Mining Managing Director Brad Underwood noted: “Following the approval of our work program from the Department of Mines, we are now able to begin testing the true extent of mineralisation discovered at Callisto.

“We will be drilling on a 50-metre spacing around the previously announced drill results”

We will be drilling on a 50-metre spacing around the previously announced drill results as well as stepping out up to one kilometre to the north. 

We know from the regional magnetics and outcrop mapping that the ultramafic host rock continues to the north over five kilometres.

What we don’t know is how far the mineralisation extends within the host rock over that prospective strike length as the discovery does not outcrop. Now that drilling is underway, we are in a strong position to begin testing the regional prospectivity. 

We believe the opportunity for discovering a large mineralised system is significant and we look forward to progressing this exciting new discovery.” 

The company also notes that regional scale targets located one kilometre along strike are also planned for completion within this current RC drilling campaign.

In addition, it is reported that the project area is host to five kilometres of untested strike length which delivers potential for more mineralisation of the same style to exist within the project area.

The Callisto discovery is located within the Norseman Project tenure, which covers a total land area of 306km-square and is situated about 10km from the township of Norseman in Western Australia.

The project currently boasts a near surface laterite deposit of 26,000 tonnes of contained cobalt, and 122,000 tonnes of contained nickel that feeds into the project’s total Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) of 25.1Mt @ 0.11% Co and 0.49% Ni.

With the drilling campaign now underway, Galileo announces that the first batch of assays are expected from early September 2022 and have also signed a contract for a follow-up diamond drilling (DD) campaign likely to commence in mid-August this year.

Images: Galileo Mining Ltd
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