THE DRILL SERGEANT: Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) has earmarked a trio of new targets it intends testing by way of an upcoming RC drill program at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Lamil copper-gold project in the Paterson Province of Western Australia.
Encounter Resources explained the targets had been identified by specialist inversion modelling of magnetic, EM and IP geophysical survey results.
The Elsa prospect is an IP chargeability anomaly the company identified earlier this year from results achieved in two diamond drill holes (ETG0203 and ETG0204) that intersected wide zones of brecciated, fractured and veined intercalated metasediments with associated intense alteration that are interpreted to have defined a major structural fluid pathway.
The Gap prospect is an open broad zone of gold-copper mineralisation, a section of which was subjected to four 80m spaced RC/diamond drill holes.
Three holes completed on the south-western end of the section encountered thick zones of near surface supergene gold mineralisation.
Earlier diamond drilling in the Dune prospect (drill hole ETG0003), intersected strong supergene gold mineralisation located on the fold axis in the northern part of the Lamil dome.
“High-grade gold has been intersected in broad spaced drilling over five kilometres of the Lamil dome,” Encounter Resources managing director Will Robinson said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“Innovative new geophysical 3D inversion modelling of the IP, magnetics and airborne EM data has provided a potential step change in the structural understanding at Lamil and has highlighted an untested Havieron-style target adjacent to the extensive breccia zone drilled in March 2020.
“In addition, laterally extensive zones of supergene gold mineralisation will be drill tested at the Gap and Dune prospects.
“Drilling is scheduled to commence in September 2020.”