THE DRILL SERGEANT: Breaker Resources (ASX: BRB) is presently undertaking a long-term program of diamond and reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the Bombora deposit at the company’s Lake Roe project, east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
The drilling is targeting both discovery and expansion below and along strike from the current one-million-ounce open pit Resource at Bombora, the approximate 20 per cent inferred component of which remains partially drilled out at its northern, southern and depth extremities.
Breaker Resources has now reported the discovery of multiple high-grade lodes, which it believes highlights strong potential for ongoing growth in the Bombora deposit Resource.
The latest drilling results have produced intersections of new sulphide lodes up to 630 metres below surface over a two-kilometre strike length at the Bombora deposit.
Preliminary results include:
1.85 metres at 12.94 grams per tonne gold from 442.5m, and 2.5m at 11.25g/t gold from 585m; and
2.46m at 14.01g/t gold from 479.54m.
“Drilling outside the 3.2 kilometres-long one-million-ounce Bombora deposit has been limited in scope to date mainly due to an early strategic focus on establishing and de-risking a large, shallow open pit resource,” Breaker Resources executive chairman Tom Sanders said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“But given the scale of the greenfields gold system, we are now prioritising resource growth.
“We are now applying our hard-won understanding of the shallow gold mineralisation to find more gold at depth and we are getting results.
“We are also about to drill for more shallow gold at places like the Kopai prospect, which we are excited about.
“Our early objective with the drilling is discovery to lay a solid foundation for ongoing resource growth and to unlock the full potential of the nine-kilometres-long gold system.”
Breaker indicated RC drilling will soon be commencing at the Kopai-Crescent zone, located 3km north of Bombora.
The company explained this will be the first serious test of a 2km-long zone with several areas of shallow bedrock gold grading at over one gram per tonne gold.