THE DRILL SERGEANT: Galileo Mining (ASX: GAL) released surface sampling results from the recently identified Subzero copper prospect at the company’s 100 per cent owned Norseman project in Western Australia.
Galileo Mining retrieved high-grade copper oxide samples with up to 19.9 per cent copper, and multiple iron rich gossan samples up to 1.1 per cent copper from a zone of outcrop centred around historic workings.
The company explained the surface samples were taken from a volcano-sedimentary rock unit that can be traced for over two kilometres and occurs to the west where it is covered by shallow alluvial sediments.
The best samples were taken at the Subzero prospect adjacent to a historic shaft and prospecting pits.
Galileo believes further prospectivity exists to the north and south in the same rock unit over a two-kilometre strike length, and to the west where the same prospective host rock occurs under shallow cover material.
“This is a fantastic result from initial work carried out by the company based on our inhouse prospectivity analysis of mineral potential at Galileo’s Norseman project,” Galileo Mining managing director Brad Underwood said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“Our recently completed ultra-detailed magnetic survey has allowed us to undertake a geological interpretation of the area not possible by previous explorers.
“In doing so we have uncovered historic copper prospects that were last looked at in the 1970s
“We will now focus on building up the prospects to drill ready status through the use of modern electromagnetic (EM) surveying methods aimed at identifying significant sub-surface copper mineralisation.”