THE DRILL SERGEANT: Meteoric Resources (ASX: MEI) is poised to commence its 2020 field season at the Palm Springs gold project. located near Halls Creek in the Kimberley of Western Australia.
Meteoric Resources explained that, pending the imminent completion of the acquisition of the Palm Springs project, the company has already mobilised to site in preparation of an initial exploration and drilling program, which is expected to commence in Q3.
This initial program will include:
RC and Diamond Drilling Program to explore for extensions of the Butchers Creek Orebody where historic drilling encountered encouraging gold intercepts below the base of the open pit;
Evaluation of Regional Structural targets focussing in on the ‘Host Unit’, a trachyte host rock that concentrates gold mineralisation, following which the company will build a 3D model across the licences; and
Baseline geophysical studies to identify and target non‐outcropping host unit and sulphide alteration.
“We are delighted to have been in a position to move swiftly to enter into an agreement to secure an Australian asset in the Palm Springs project and we already have boots on the ground (within a week of announcing its acquisition) thus officially kicking‐off our 2020 field season in the Kimberley,” Meteoric Resources managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The Palm Springs project has significant upside potential for shear hosted high grade mineralisation, as demonstrated by the historical drill intercepts.
“Our plan is to heed the advice of numerous geologists previously working at the project by engaging structural experts to commence a detailed exploration program to gain an understanding of the structural setting and its controls on mineralisation.
“Following this we will compile a 3D model and get busy drill testing these high‐grade gold targets.”
While mobilising down under, Meteoric is also running a drilling program in Brazil at its wholly-owned Juruena project.
“At Juruena in Brazil we have successfully executed our back to work strategy and we are already on hole two of our Resource expansion program targeting the Dona Maria and Crentes prospects,” Tunks continued.
“We have commenced work at the very high‐grade Dona Maria project where we are looking to convert inferred resources to indicated and extend the resource down plunge.
“After Dona Maria we will move onto a potential company maker where we look for the source of the high‐grade mineralisation, namely the gold copper porphyry system which we believe is driving the entire Juruena mineralised system.”