Yandal begins diamond drilling at Ironstone-Well Barwidgee

With a reverse circulation program complete, Yandal Resources (ASX:YRL) has begun deeper diamond drilling at its Ironstone-Well Barwidgee Project in Western Australia.

Reverse circulation drilling was undertaken at the Oblique and Quarter moon prospects, with the results to be returned over the coming weeks.

Now, 2,800m of diamond drilling will test several targets, with five holes planned at Oblique, three at Quarter Moon, and two at the New England granite prospect. The latter will be co-funded by the Western Australian Government under its Exploration Incentive Scheme.

Drilling is expected to start at the Oblique prospect and take six weeks to complete.

Managing Director Tim Kennedy says the program represents a significant milestone in understanding the broader potential across the Ironstone-Well Barwidgee Project’s targets. 

“The deeper holes testing fresh rock mineralisation across Oblique are of particular interest to the team, as they will underpin our efforts to understand the mineralisation potential of the prospect,” Kennedy explains.

“The diamond drilling at the New England granite prospect will prime the team with information from which a larger-scale RC program can be designed and executed.” 

The results of a separate soil sampling program are expected in the middle of June, while recently acquired gravity data from the north-east portion of Ironstone-Well Barwidgee has been processed ahead of a target review.

With roughly $7 million in the bank, Yandal says it is positioned “to maintain a high level of exploration throughout 2024.”

Write to Oliver Gray at Mining.com.au

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Written By Oliver Gray
Originally from Perth, Oliver has a keen interest long-form journalism. He has written for a number of publications and was most recently Contributing Editor of The Market Herald’s opinion section, Art of the Essay.