THE DRILL SERGEANT: Breaker Resources (ASX: BRB) reported drilling has extended the strike length of mineralisation at the Bombora gold discovery within the company’s Lake Roe project, east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Breaker Resources has extended Bombora by 700 metres to 3.2 kilometres saying it had continued to enhance the discovery’s underground mining potential.
Mineralisation remains open in all directions.
Breaker indicated it plans to update the existing 1.1-million-ounce Resource in the coming June quarter and will consider the results from the 700m of strike length which has been added since the Resource was last calculated.
The company said the latest results indicate the outer limits of the potential open pit mine are likely to increase.
21 metres at 3.11 grams per tonne gold from 24m, 11m at 5.21g/t gold from 64m, including 5m at 10.53g/t gold, 15.3m at 1.84g/t gold from 293m, including 3.2m at 5.95g/t gold from 298.3m, and 0.6m at 211.53g/t gold from 339.7m;
8m at 5.71g/t gold from 52m, including 4m at 7.26g/t gold from 56m;
13.7m at 2.3g/t gold from 649m, including 4.1m at 6.46g/t gold from 653.9m; and
12m at 1.79g/t gold from 96m, including 4m at 3.53g/t gold from 103m, including 1m at 8.1g/t gold from 104m.
Drilling is ongoing utilising four rigs to systematically extend and upgrade the Bombora deposit, and to identify the outer limits of initial open pit mining to finalise the open pit Pre-Feasibility Study.
“After two years of resource drilling, Bombora was still open in every direction and new zones of mineralisation were still being discovered,” Breaker Resources executive chairman Tom Sanders said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“It is increasingly obvious that the initial open pit will be large – and we are yet to find its limits.
“The potential at depth is also becoming more clear.
“We have drilled only ten holes substantially below the current Resource (250m below surface), four of which include intercepts exceeding 30 gram-metres, and six of which include intercepts exceeding 15 gram-metres.
“This positive ‘hit rate’ at depth, together with our growing understanding of the deposit structure, gives us increasing confidence in the long-term underground mining potential at Bombora.”