Exploration junior Recharge Metals (ASX:REC) has started a diamond drilling program on the Brandy Hill South copper-gold project in Western Australia’s Murchison province.
Three reverse circulation holes from an inaugural November program will be extended with diamond tails.
Each hole will be drilled from the current end-of-hole depth of approximately 90 meters to a new depth of approximately 300 meters.
The inaugural drill program ended in January with a total of 20 holes completed for 3374m.
Significant results from the first four holes were 12m at 1.20% copper from 74m, including 4m at 2.87% copper from 74m; 1m at 5.92% copper from 147m; 32m at 0.49% copper from 65m; 10 m at 0.71% copper from 69 m; and 16m at 0.41% copper from 78m including 1m at 1.46% copper from 87m.
Based on observations made during the inaugural program, the diamond tailing work should provide Recharge with valuable structural and lithological information to help understand the nature of the primary mineralization at Brandy Hill South.
He will also study apparent supergene mineralization identified in the oxidized zones of the weathered profile.
Recharge has engaged Drillcore to complete work which began last week and is expected to be completed within 21 days.
A downhole electromagnetic (DHEM) survey will also be conducted to better understand known mineralization to the south and test late electromagnetic conductors interpreted from a transient surface moving loop electromagnetic survey completed in mid-2005.
Results from the survey will be combined with pending analyzes and observations from the diamond drill program to help plan further exploration.
Recharge chief executive Brett Wallace said the diamond work would be a positive step in learning more about the copper-gold project.
“We are very happy to be back on the field at Brandy Hill South,” he said.
“Diamond drilling will allow us to target the continuity of mineralization [and] will provide important information and context for preparing future drilling programs.
The Brandy Hill South Project lies along the Archean Gullewa Greenstone Belt in the Murchison Province of the Yilgarn Craton of WA.
It covers approximately 100 square kilometers in an area of infrastructure that currently serves Silver Lake Resource’s (ASX:SLR) Deflector copper-gold mine, located 18 km to the north.
The primary purpose of Recharge at Brandy Hill South is to delineate economically significant copper and gold resources.