THE DRILL SERGEANT: Breaker Resources (ASX: BRB) reported further high-grade drill intercepts from the company’s Lake Roe gold project, east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Breaker Resources said the results extend the Bombora deposit to the north and south, and demonstrate high-grade growth potential in several lode types within the ore system.
Diamond drilling at the Tura lode returned multiple high-grade intercepts, including:
8.3 metres at 16.8 grams per tonne gold from 310m (estimated true width of 5m).
A further follow-up drill hole BBDD0129, drilled 80m to the south intersected more visible gold, for which assays are pending.
The results extend the down-plunge extent of high-grade Tura lode mineralisation to 800 metres.
Other diamond drilling extended the flat-dipping North lode array a further 80m to the north with more high-grade intercepts, including:
6.45m at 8.8g/t gold from 760.1m (estimated true width of 5.5m).
This array of stacked lodes now has a continuous down-dip strike of 2.2 kilometres and remains open.
Step-out RC drilling extended Bombora a further 250m south with good intercepts returned from the west-dipping Quarries lode such as:
3m at 6.82g/t gold from 153m (estimated true width of 3m).
The Bombora deposit is now 3.7 kilometres long, and the Quarries fault can be traced over a 3.5km strike that extends from Bombora South into the partially drilled Carbineer area.
“Our three rigs (2 diamond and one RC) continue to deliver fabulous results expanding on the overall Bombora ore system,” Breaker Resources managing director Tom Sanders said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“Significantly, as we have drilled deeper, we have outlined a number of continuous high-grade ore shoots throughout the system.
“The steep-dipping Tura lode is shaping as a bonanza grade ore shoot, whilst the stacked, flat-dipping North lode array to the north also returned excellent high-grade intercepts over good widths, with this system now extending over 2.2 kilometres.
“Each area shows the right metrics for underground mining, and drilling continues to trace the high-grade shoots down-plunge on 80m step-outs in each area.
“The game has changed for us, not only does Bombora have the metrics to become a large open pit mine, we are now seeing the grade and continuity to allow a transition into underground mining.
“Our drilling continues, and our confidence in the continuity and magnitude of the ore system has made a giant leap.”