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    Peel Mining delivers further strong, wide copper intercepts at Wirlong

    Peel Mining Limited (ASX: PEX) has announced further impressive high-grade copper intercepts at Wirlong copper deposit within its South Cobar Project in NSW.

    Standout intercepts included 117m @ 1.03% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 280m including 21.4m @ 2.37% Cu, 14g/t Ag from 294m including 10m @ 4.04% Cu, 24g/t Ag from 300m; 80m @ 1.15% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 262m including 11m @ 2.40% Cu, 14g/t Ag from 272m; and 5.75m @ 5.54% Cu, 37g/t Ag from 353.25m.

    The company said that further significant zones of strong copper mineralisation were visible in recent drilling

    The company said that further significant zones of strong copper mineralisation were visible in recent drilling. PEX said that sampling is continuing with assays pending for multiple drillholes with visible sulphide mineralisation in holes WLDD019, 021, 022, and 025.

    Peel reported that maiden resource drilling is ongoing with two diamond rigs. The company said that high-grade copper mineralisation at Wirlong Central has been defined from near surface to more than 600m below surface and remains open in all directions.

    Drilling at Wirlong deposit

    The company had commenced drilling at Wirlong deposit as part of the Company’s “Hub & Spoke” strategy to advance each of the Company’s deposits to mineable resources, to achieve critical mass in support of a new substantial centrally located processing plant.

    To date some of the better copper intercepts returned from the Wirlong prospect included 9m @ 3.29% Cu, 18 g/t Ag from 70m in WLRC035; 27m @ 5.3% Cu, 23 g/t Ag from 286m in WLRC026; 31m @ 3.19% Cu, 11 g/t Ag from 299m in WLRC052; 9m @ 8% Cu, 17g/t Ag, 0.21 g/t Au from 616m in WLDD001; and 17m @ 4.59% Cu, 8 g/t Ag from 738m in WLRCDD043.s

    High-grade drill results

    Resource definition drillholes had intersected substantial chalcopyrite-dominant sulphide mineralisation over significant downhole widths.

    Wirlong Section 1
    Wirlong copper deposit – section 1

    Better results reported to date from Wirlong copper deposit included WLDD006: 3.61m @ 3.12% Cu, 25g/t Ag from 165m, and 5m @ 2.84% Cu, 10g/t Ag from 291m; WLDD007: 4m @ 1.70% Cu, 6g/t Ag from 255m; WLDD008: 10m @ 2.09% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 193m; WLDD009: 27m @ 0.68% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 57m including 8m @ 1.24% Cu, 9g/t Ag from 66m, 13m @ 0.74% Cu, 3g/t Ag from 96m including 3m @ 1.23% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 98m, 39m @ 0.42% Cu, 2g/t Ag from 131m, 17m @ 4.00% Cu, 12 g/t Ag from 269m including 11m @ 5.88% Cu, 17g/t Ag from 271, and 29m @ 0.78% Cu, 6g/t Ag from 301m including 10m @ 1.25% Cu, 9g/t Ag from 307m.

    Other standout results had included WLDD010: 10m @ 1.65% Cu, 6g/t Ag from 283m including 6.06m @ 2.51% Cu, 10g/t Ag from 283.94m; WLDD011: 4.34m @ 1.42% Cu, 9g/t Ag from 64m, 4m @ 3.15% Cu, 13g/t Ag from 81m, 4m @ 2.19% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 119m, and 98m @ 1.43% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 261m including 52m @ 2.30% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 296m including 28m @ 3.62% Cu, 12g/t Ag from 306m; WLDD012: 2.6m @ 1.13% Cu, 3g/t Ag from 309.4m, and 5.27m @ 1.06% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 319.73m; WLDD013: 153m @ 0.98% Cu, 3g/t Ag from 239m including 45m @ 2.19% Cu, 7g/t Ag from 333m including 24.4m @ 3.68% Cu, 11g/t Ag from 350m; WLRC068: 51m @ 1.35% Cu, 6g/t Ag, 0.11g/t Au from 177m including 9m @ 4.33% Cu, 14g/t Ag, 0.34g/t Au from 181m; WLRC069: 15m @ 3.80% Cu, 17g/t Ag, 0.04g/t Au from 255m including 6m @ 8.64% Cu, 37g/t Ag, 0.11g/t Au from 255m; WLRC071: o 28m @ 1.83% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 263m including 10m @ 4.02% Cu, 16g/t Ag from 275m.

    Further important hits had included WLRC073: 163m @ 1.08% Cu, 4g/t Ag from 233m to end of hole including 21m @ 2.00% Cu, 9g/t Ag from 283m, 11m @ 1.73% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 337m, and 19m @ 1.58% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 359m; WLRC075: 9m @ 1.78% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 294m; WLRC077: 91m @ 0.93% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 254m including 11m @ 2.08% Cu, 16g/t Ag from 268m, 6m @ 1.40% Cu, 6g/t Ag from 303m, 7m @ 3.58% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 334m; WLRC079: 7m @ 5.78% Cu, 19g/t Ag from 249m; WLRC080: 72m @ 1.01% Cu, 6g/t Ag from 120m including 12m @ 1.70% Cu, 10g/t Ag from 137m, and 13m @ 1.83% Cu, 10g/t Ag from 172m; WLRC083: 42m @ 1.26% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 258m to end of hole including 9m @ 4.10% Cu, 15g/t Ag from 270m; WLRC088: 51m @ 0.94% Cu, 3g/t Ag from 208m to end of hole including 4m @ 2.17% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 231m, and 3m @ 4.34% Cu, 13g/t Ag from 255m.

    Diamond drill program at Wirlong

    A program consisting of three diamond drillholes at Wirlong Central was undertaken at the end of 2019/early 2020 to test a new structural model (NW-SE) for the controls on high-grade copper mineralisation.

    Assay results had returned significant intercepts in all three drillholes with results including 4.26m @ 2.22% Cu, 7 g/t Ag from 380m and 0.74m @ 14.3% Cu, 66 g/t Ag from 396.2m in WLDD003; 1.15m @ 7.71% Cu, 30 g/t Ag from 54.45m and 30m @ 1.64% Cu, 8 g/t Ag from 305m (incl. 14m @ 2.63% Cu, 12 g/t Ag) from 320m in WLDD004; and 5.9m @ 3.19% Cu, 13 g/t Ag from 347.1m in WLDD005.

    The company had recently commenced the drilling of holes WLDD015 and 017 ~40m grid west from WLDD009, 011, and 013 which all returned high grade copper. WLDD016 was drilled a further ~80m grid west from WLDD015 and 017. PEX said that drillholes WLDD015, 016, and 017 were recognised as hosting significant copper mineralisation.

    Strong, wide copper intercepts

    PEX has now reported wide high-grade copper intercepts at Wirlong copper deposit.

    The new results included WLDD015: 80m @ 1.15% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 262m including 11m @ 2.40% Cu, 14g/t Ag from 272m, 26m @ 1.72% Cu, 6g/t Ag from 302m including 10m @ 1.92% Cu, 7g/t Ag from 302m, and 10m @ 2.40% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 318m; WLDD016: 3m @ 1.42% Cu, 6g/t Ag from 328m, and 5.75m @ 5.54% Cu, 37g/t Ag from 353.25m; WLDD017: 2m @ 1.33% Cu, 10g/t Ag from 88m, and 117m @ 1.03% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 280m including 21.4m @ 2.37% Cu, 14g/t Ag from 294m including 10m @ 4.04% Cu, 24g/t Ag from 300m, 7m @ 2.52% Cu, 7g/t Ag from 338.92m, 5m @ 2.45% Cu, 5g/t Ag from 361m, and 10m @ 0.77% Cu, 3g/t Ag from 417m; and WLDD018: 11m @ 0.61% Cu, 8g/t Ag from 168m.

    Wirlong DDH significant assays are as shown below.

    Sampling continuing

    The company said that sampling is continuing with assays pending for multiple drillholes with visible sulphide mineralisation in holes WLDD019, 021, 022, and 025.

    Wirlong mineralised intersection descriptions (Visual Estimate) are as shown below.

    Updates and next steps

    PEX said that high-grade copper mineralisation at Wirlong Central has been defined from near surface to more than 600m below surface and remains open in all directions. Peel said that Maiden resource drilling is ongoing with two diamond rigs.

    “These results continue to build our confidence in the primary target of our Wirlong drilling”

    Management statements

    Peel Mining’s managing director Rob Tyson said: “These results continue to build our confidence in the primary target of our Wirlong drilling, the high-grade Western Lens, whilst evidence of additional mineralised lenses is also becoming apparent.

    We also see further indication of broad halo stockwork chalcopyrite mineralisation within many of our drillholes, an indication of the greater metal endowment of the Wirlong mineral system.

    Our understanding of the geometry and controls on mineralisation at Wirlong continues to grow as we complete each drillhole, and once again, we look forward to reporting further results in due course.”

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    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 14-06-2021
    • Gold $1,873.40
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    • LME Copper $10,029.00
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