THE DRILL SERGEANT: Galileo Mining (ASX: GAL) was excited to announce the results from the first drilling program at the company’s Subzero prospect near Norseman in Western Australia.
Galileo Mining drilled six Reverse Circulation (RC) at the Subzero prospect, constituting the first drilling program focussed on testing beneath a zone of outcrop with anomalous surface copper assays.
Three holes (NRC241 to 243) were drilled on the same section to provide an understanding of the geometry and potential for mineralisation.
A further three holes (NRC244 to 246) were drilled beneath the outcrop 25 metres north and south of the drill section.
Galileo declared the drilling had intersected highly anomalous zinc and copper in all six drill holes, including:
29 metres at 0.49 per cent zinc from 119m, including 10m at 0.14 per cent copper, 0.37 per cent zinc and 1.9 grams per tonne silver from 137m;
16m at 0.41 per cent zinc from surface, including 8m at 0.15 per cent copper, 0.62 per cent zinc and 3g/t silver from 8m; and
14m at 0.22 per cent zinc from 26m and 16m at 0.28 per cent zinc from 42m.
The company said gold and copper assays suggest potential for VMS mineralisation from:
6m at 0.1g/t gold, 1.9g/t silver and 0.12 per cent copper from 34m; and
5m at 0.1g/t gold, 1.9g/t silver and 0.14 per cent copper from 76m.
“This first round of drilling at the Subzero prospect has demonstrated the rocks are mineralised with highly anomalous values of copper, zinc and gold,” Galileo Mining managing director Brad Underwood said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“It appears that the mineralisation is related to a large-scale volcanic system with potential for an economic VMS style deposit.
“Importantly, our extensive conductive target has been shown to be related to sulphides containing copper and zinc.
“With over two kilometres of untested strike length we also have a large number of additional targets ready for our next phase of drilling to commence in November.”