THE DRILL SERGEANT: Sunshine Gold (ASX:SHN) reported on diamond drilling completed last year at the Titov copper-silver-molybdenum target within the company’s Ravenswood West gold-copper-rare earth project in Queensland.
Sunshine Gold completed drilling the 501.5 metres deep Titov diamond drill hole (21TVDD001) in late December 2021.
The hole was collared approximately 300m south-east of the surface outcrop, having targeted an Induced Polarisation (IP) anomaly, the company had interpreted to be an extension of the copper-silver-molybdenum mineralisation it had intersected in the RC drilling carried out in September 2021.
The company believes the sulphide abundance in the mineralised zone adequately explains the IP anomaly.
“The Titov core looks quite spectacular!” Sunshine Gold managing director Damien Keys said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“Coarse molybdenite is common in quartz veining and chalcopyrite is observed in veining and disseminated in the host porphyry.
“The hole provides context to observations made in weathered surface outcrop and RC drill chips.
“We can see lithological and alteration contacts, mineralisation styles and have been able to gather orientation data on small faults and veining.
“We have now defined the Titov copper-silver-molybdenum system over 300 metres of strike and 300 metres down dip from the outcrop.
“Titov is open at depth and to the east, where the highest copper grades have been intersected.
“There is also a gold in soil anomaly to the east of the drill defined system and exploration efforts will focus on extending the system in 2022.”
Sunshine will have the core cut and assayed, with results expected in late March 2022.
Once cut, select samples of core will be sent for petrology to better understand the timing of alteration events and mineralisation.
Historic diamond drill core from Titov drilling in 1967 has been located at the Queensland Exploration Data Centre, Brisbane.
Sunshine geologists will assess the condition of the historic core in February and relog and photograph all available drill core.
The company has submitted application to cut and sample the historic core.
Follow up RC is being planned to test the eastern extension to the Titov mineralised system at relatively shallow depths that is planned to commence in April.
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