THE DRILL SERGEANT: Galileo Mining (ASX: GAL) completed a review of historic work undertaken at the company’s Yardilla South prospect in the Fraser Range Province of Western Australia.
A review of the Yardilla South prospect revealed historic drilling did not adequately test a chargeable feature identified from historic Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysical surveying.
Galileo has completed an updated interpretation of the IP survey, a re-log of the original RC chips, and petrographic analyses of selected intervals from the historic drilling.
Galileo Mining said the review defined the new, drill-ready gold target at Yardilla South that is just two kilometres from the company’s existing Empire Rose nickel-copper target.
Galileo intends testing both prospects in its upcoming drilling program scheduled to commence in mid-May 2019.
“Both the Yardilla South and Empire Rose prospects have geophysical signatures consistent with mineralisation and the targets are further supported by geochemical and petrographical data obtained from drill samples,” Galileo Mining managing director Brad Underwood said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities exchange.
“At Yardilla South we have identified a promising geochemical signature above a geophysical target and expanded our focus in the Fraser Range to include precious metals.
“The expanded focus complements our nickel-coper exploration at Empire Rose where we have previously reported shallow drill results, including 36 metres at 0.2 per cent nickel from 18m, along with encouraging geology, suggesting good potential at depth.”