THE DRILL SERGEANT: Emmerson Resources (ASX: ERM) has completed a round of Reverse Circulation and diamond drilling over the Whatling Hill project within the company’s Fifield tenement in New South Wales.
Emmerson Resources reported that drill hole WHDD002 intersected 14 metres of chalcopyrite-pyrite-quartz veins and stockworks 194m down the hole.
Drill hole WHDD001 encountered sporadic veins of chalcopyrite, pyrite and locally molybdenite, sphalerite and galena;
Emmerson said that alterations of epidote-chlorite and base metal mineralisation with pyrite were all consistent with intersecting the distal portions of a porphyry copper system.
Anomalous soil geochemistry and geophysical targets extend over a large square kilometre area with recent drilling testing less than five per cent of this area.
Emmerson anticipates receiving assays and full analysis of the alteration and geology in four to five weeks.
“First pass drilling at Whatling Hill has been successful in establishing the presence of porphyry copper style mineralisation – which is a fantastic result given the aim of this drilling was to gain an insight into the underlying geology in an area that is covered and has seen little previous exploration,” Emmerson Resources managing director Rob Bills said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“While the intersection of chalcopyrite-pyrite in quartz veins and stockworks from WHDD002 is obviously very encouraging, and the detailed geology is even more so with the intersection of multiple intrusions and intense alteration – mainly epidote and chlorite which signals that the drilling has yet to sample the core of the porphyry system.
“Further analysis of the alteration and vein orientations, combined with the assay results and geology, will assist in providing vectors to the core of the mineralisation and determine the location of the next drilling campaign.”