THE DRILL SERGEANT: Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) is poised to kick off diamond drilling at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Lamil and East Thomson’s Dome copper-gold projects in the Paterson Province of Western Australia.
Encounter Resources informed the market the EIS co-funded diamond drill program will extend several RC holes at the Dune Prospect at Lamil which contain strengthening copper-gold mineralisation.
The drilling at East Thomson’s Dome, located five kilometres from the Telfer copper-gold mine owned by Newcrest Mining, is designed to extend high-grade gold zones intersected at the 45 Reef by prior RC drilling.
“Assays from the broad spaced RC drill program in February 2021 indicate that we are approaching the core of the copper-gold system at Dune,” Encounter Resources managing director Will Robinson said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“Diamond tails will extend a number of RC holes at Dune commencing in June 2021.
“With copper-gold mineralisation strengthening towards the end of a number of RC holes we are eager to test in the downhole extents.
“The program will also seek to extend the high grade 45 Reef identified at East Thomson’s Dome located just five kilometres from Telfer.”