Strickland zinc lead asset WA

Strickland Metals restarts drilling at Iroquois Zinc-Lead Project in WA

Strickland Metals (ASX:STK) reports that a drilling program will restart at its Iroquois Zinc-Lead Project in the Earaheedy Basin in Western Australia subject to approvals and heritage clearances.

The company reports that a native title heritage survey will be requested for August 2022.

Strickland will undertake an initial 5,000m of drilling in follow up to the ‘highly successful’ 2021 program, and a further 5,000m of drilling will be planned subject to the success of the initial program.

A third drill rig is now on site at the Yandal project allowing the company flexibility to undertake a series of targeted drill programs at Iroquois with drilling continuing at the company’s flagship Millrose gold project.

Commenting on the restart of drilling, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bray said: “The arrival of a third rig at our flagship Millrose gold project (located approximately 100km south of Iroquois) provides Strickland the flexibility and opportunity to undertake a series of targeted programs at Iroquois.

“The arrival of a third rig at our flagship Millrose gold project provides Strickland the flexibility and opportunity to undertake a series of targeted programs at Iroquois”

This allows us to continue advancing Iroquois while determining the best course of action for its possible future development.

We will commence with a 5,000m program with a further 5,000m of drilling to be planned subject to continued positive results. Initial metallurgical test work will also be planned.

As part of recommencing work at Iroquois, a large soil sampling program will be undertaken. Previous work conducted by Strickland has demonstrated that elevated copper in soil is an accurate marker of the ‘feeder structure’ which controls the zinc-lead mineralisation.

The company believes that future soil and geophysical programs will assist with  locating further structures which can then be drill tested.

Between Strickland’s discovery at Iroquois, and Rumble Resources Ltd’s considerable success at the neighbouring Earaheedy Project is shaping up as a very exciting base metal province.

Most pleasingly, Strickland controls approximately 30km of strike along the Earaheedy Basin contact.”

Strickland’s Iroquois Project lies adjacent to Rumble Resources’ (ASX:RTR) Earaheedy Basin project.

Due to the company’s primary focus on its flagship Millrose gold project, both of the drill rigs had been allocated to the Millrose programs.

However, with the impending arrival of a third rig Strickland is now in the position to be able to undertake ongoing targeted programs at Iroquois to follow up previous results, as well as new areas of geochemical anomalism.

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