THE DRILL SERGEANT: Breaker Resources (ASX: BRB) reported activities from early reconnaissance drilling underway across several areas at the company’s Lake Roe gold project east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Breaker Resources is undertaking the major drilling program at Lake Roe to systematically build on the current one-million-ounce Resource.
The company’s initial focus is on discovery and extension outside the shallow Resource envelope and to enhance its understanding of the geometry of the gold mineralisation over the full extent of an 8.5 kilometres-long greenfields gold system.
So far, the drilling has returned strong preliminary results from shallow, wide-spaced drilling across three new areas:
A high-grade intersection was encountered at Bombora South, establishing plus-400 metres-long zone of west-dipping gold mineralisation upgrading its potential to a large area.
This result was achieved from drill hole BBDD0087, returning:
3.22 metres at 11.22 grams per tonne gold
Drilling at the Claypan prospect, 1.3km southeast of the Bombora Resource, encountered bedrock (primary) gold results up to 4m at 2.72g/t gold, upgrading its potential to host a substantial new gold zone.
A new plus-400m-long zone of greater than 1g/t bedrock gold was identified by geochemical drilling at the recently named Kopai prospect, located 3km north of Bombora.
These results substantiate the potential of a 4km-long zone directly north of the Bombora Resource that includes the Crescent prospect.
Breaker indicated that RC and diamond drilling will shortly transition to Kopai/Crescent area while pending assay results from Claypan and Bombora South areas are assessed.
“A third (diamond) drill rig targeting the down-plunge depth extensions of the Tura, Daisy and Mindil lodes below the current Resource is planned to start in the coming fortnight,” Breaker Resources said in its ASX announcement.
“The initial hole will be a deep (approx. 1,200m) diamond drill hole at the southern end of the Bombora deposit.
“The drill hole is part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program.”