THE DRILL SERGEANT: Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) has recommenced drilling at the Yeneena copper-cobalt project in the Paterson Province of WA.
The latest round of drilling is part of the company’s $15 million exploration earn-in with IGO Limited and will involve up to 1,900 metres of diamond drilling targeting:
The Windsor EM target that is located west of the BM1 copper oxide zone where previous drilling encountered 10 metres at 6.8 per cent copper from 32m, 20m at 2 per cent copper from 22m, and 16m at 3.2 per cent copper from 26m;
The Aria IOCG target, which is a conductive feature that has been identified on the margin of the Aria breccia pipe where localised copper mineralisation has been intersected in two diamond holes drilled to date; and
A stratigraphic diamond drill hole (1,000m) to test the contact between sandstone belonging to the Coolbro Formation and shales belonging to the Broadhurst Formation.
Once drilling at Yeneena is done, the rig will be moved to conduct drill testing of a new copper drill target at the Millennium Joint Venture (Encounter 75% / Hampton Hill Mining 25%).
This will be followed by up to 1,500m of EIS co-funded drilling at Encounter’s 100 per cent-owned Lamil copper-gold project.
“We have two months of predominantly copper focussed diamond drilling planned in the Paterson Province,” Encounter Resources managing director Will Robinson said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“This will include drilling of two high quality targets at Yeneena as part of the IGO earn-in; testing of a copper target at the Millennium Joint Venture; and drilling for further mineralised extensions at the 100 per cent-owned Lamil copper-gold project.
“This exciting program has commenced at Yeneena and we expect first results to be returned in May 2021.”