THE DRILL SERGEANT: Silver City Minerals (ASX: SCI) has commenced drilling at the company’s high-grade Copper Blow project south of Broken Hill.
Silver City Minerls said the drilling program will include both reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling (DD) and total approximately 2,600 metres.
The company outlined its current plan to be to drill ten holes, the first four of which will be located southwest of the Stenhouse Shaft to test for extensions to high-grade copper mineralisation encountered in historic diamond drill holes.
“Three of these are RC pre-collars for deeper diamond hole extensions and will be drilled largely within barren host rocks and might take six days to complete,” Silver City Minerals said in its ASX announcement.
“The deeper, diamond core tails on these holes are anticipated to encounter copper-gold mineralisation and will take approximately fourteen days to complete depending on geological conditions.”
Silver City said the remaining six RC-only holes located mainly to the northeast of the Stenhouse Shaft will test beneath broad shallow historic intersections that encountered similar copper hits.
These will be drilled after diamond drilling is completed in the south.
The company expects completion of the program before the end of September, with final analytical results in mid to late October.