Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX: RTR) has announced the commencement of a major drill program at the Earaheedy Zinc-Lead Project, located approximately 110km north of Wiluna, Western Australia.
The company said that the phase 2 program that has commenced comprises minimum 30,000 metres of diamond and reverse circulation drilling. The company said that drill contracts have been awarded and 1 Diamond and 3 RC Rigs are anticipated to mobilise.
RTR said that the drilling will focus on the Chinook Major Zinc-Lead Discovery. The company said that the gravity program has commenced at the Chinook Prospect to refine target generation.
The company said that the assays for the remaining RC drill holes (including multi-element assaying) from the Phase 1 Drill Program are anticipated shortly.
Phase 2 drill program at Earaheedy
RTR announced the commencement of a multi-rig drill program compromising 30,000m of diamond and reverse circulation (RC) drilling to follow up the recent major Zinc-Lead discovery at the Chinook prospect. The company said that the program aims to understand the style of mineralisation, scope out the discovery, and make further, new discoveries.
RTR said that it is now fully funded to expedite the scoping out of the major Zinc-Lead discovery at the Chinook Prospect, and other regional prospects, following on from the recent $40million capital raising.
Diamond drilling at Chinook prospect
Rumble said that a 3,000m drill program will include twinning RC drill holes to provide metallurgical samples for test-work, RC drill-hole reconciliation, and a greater geological understanding of the system. The company said that the diamond drill rig is onsite and has commenced drilling.
RC drilling at Chinook prospect
RTR said that a 27,000m drill program will commence shortly with drill contracts being awarded. The company said that one RC rig is being mobilised to site this week with the second and third RC rigs anticipated to mobilise over the coming weeks (subject to over runs from prior jobs). The RC drilling is designed to scope out the mineralisation along strike.
Drilling at regional prospects
Rumble announced that it will commence a regional-scale RC drill program over the coming months along the highly prospective >12km’s of strike in granted E69/3464 looking for new discoveries throughout the Earaheedy Project, given the style of mineralisation lends itself to multiple large tonnage deposits.
The company said that the 30kms of prospective strike in the adjacent and contiguous E69/3787 is still in application. Rumble said that it is working through the process for a grant which is anticipated to take 6 months and will be progressed in parallel to activities at E69/3464.
RTR announced that it has commenced a gravity program over the Chinook Prospect to aid in enhancing drill target generation which will tie in with the passive seismic and airborne magnetics already completed.
Assays of Phase 1 drill program
The company had announced a major Zinc-Lead discovery at the Chinook Prospect after fast-tracking 2 holes for assay that confirmed a major discovery on 19 April 2021. All other remaining assays (including multi-element) are pending.
In the Chinook Prospect, among the 26 drill holes for 2653m, two RC holes discovery (EHRC050 and EHRC044) were fast-tracked for assay and released. Twenty-four holes have assays pending. In the Magazine Prospect, assays are pending for seven holes for 940m.
The company said that assays are anticipated shortly. Rumble said that once all assays are received and analysed, it will release a comprehensive announcement of the results.
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