THE DRILL SERGEANT: Galileo Mining (ASX: GAL) declared final drilling and petrology results from maiden aircore drilling carried out at the company’s Lantern prospect within the Fraser Range province in Western Australia.
Galileo Mining declared the latest nickel assays have confirmed the highly prospective nature of the Lantern area.
Petrography -the scientific description of rock composition and drilling results – also demonstrated that mafic-ultramafic rocks, with the capacity to host magmatic nickel mineralisation, occur at Lantern as large-scale intrusions over at least seven kilometres.
The company said the aircore drilling program delineated target zones within the Lantern area of sufficient scale to potentially host large volumes of economic mineralisation.
Ground electro-magnetic (EM) surveying designed to look for conductors associated with nickel sulphide mineralisation is planned to commence in May.
“Our exploration team at Galileo has come out of the privately-owned Creasy Group where we previously made the Silver Knight discovery in the Fraser Range,” Galileo Mining managing director Brad Underwood said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“We currently hold a high-quality land package in the Fraser Range, in Joint Venture with the Creasy Group, and are aiming to repeat our earlier success.
“The first round of aircore drilling at Lantern has delivered numerous positive indicators with sample results, mineralogy, and rock types, all increasing the prospectivity of the area.
“The upcoming work at Empire Rose will be the first time Galileo has conducted deep drilling in the Fraser Range.
“Empire Rose is a stand-out target and it is an exciting time for the Company as we prepare for drill testing.”