Encounter Resources Commences Diamond Drilling at Aileron

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) has commenced a diamond drilling program at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Aileron project in the West Arunta region of Western Australia.

Encounter Resources is conducting an approx. 2,000 metres diamond drill program at Aileron, the first hole of which will be testing a discrete, high amplitude density anomaly at Perce the company considers prospective for IOCG mineralisation or an alkaline/carbonatite intrusion.

After this hole the diamond drill rig will then be charged with testing targets Encounter has generated via an aircore drill program it currently has in progress at Aileron.

This program has already completed a total of 70 aircore holes with the first batch of priority aircore samples from the Crean target already on their way to the lab for analysis.

“The project wide Falcon gravity survey that we completed provided fundamental new data to target IOCG and carbonatite-hosted niobium-REE deposits in the West Arunta region,” Encounter Resources managing director Will Robinson said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“The survey defined key regional structures that transect the West Arunta including the NNE trending Weddell Fault that bounds a number of the high priority prospects in the region.

“It highlighted significant gravity anomalies in the eastern part of Aileron including the discrete, high amplitude density anomaly at Perce, which is the first target to be tested.

“The initial diamond program at Perce is EIS co-funded and is the first phase of the systematic testing of major geophysical targets defined in the eastern part of this emerging new mineral belt.”

The Perce target is located at the eastern extent of Aileron where no previous drilling has been completed.

Encounter have designated it as a high priority geophysical target that is a discrete, high amplitude density anomaly located at a key structural intersection.