Galileo Mining (ASX: GAL) has reported wide zones of disseminated nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation following an ongoing RC drilling campaign at the Callisto Palladium Discovery within its Norseman Project in Western Australia.
The results, generated via four RC holes, have all returned disseminated nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation that is consistent with first round drilling, with portable XRF analyses confirming that this mineralisation zone extends at least 250m across strike.
Speaking on the results, Galileo’s Managing Director Brad Underwood said: “Drilling at our Callisto discovery is continuing and we are very pleased to report that all drill holes completed to date have successfully hit more sulphide mineralisation. The results confirm the consistency of the geology over the target area and the drill samples have been sent to the laboratory for analysis.
“we are very pleased to report that all drill holes completed to date have successfully hit more sulphide mineralisation”
Drilling is ongoing with another 16 holes planned over the next three to four weeks. Additional Program of Work applications are awaiting approval with the Department of Mines which will allow further drilling along strike to the north. Presently we have shown mineralisation occurs over 250 metres across strike and, with five kilometres of prospective strike to the north, we have a lot more drilling to come.”
The company also notes that results from drill holes NRC274 & 76 have uncovered mineralised sulphide zones up to 28m in drilled thickness, with similar results being reported from every drill hole.
Due to heavy rainfall in the region impacting drilling operations, the company has mobilised a second drill rig to site in order to increase production rates.
The 100%-owned Norseman Project is located approximately 10km from the township of Norseman in Western Australia, with tenure at the project comprising exploration and prospecting licences across a total 306km² footprint.
The project contains a cobalt-nickel JORC resource, as well as additional prospects with potential for copper, nickel and cobalt mineralisation.
With drilling still underway, Galileo reports that samples from these first four drill holes that have been sent for analysis will likely be returned in late July.
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