THE DRILL SERGEANT: Thundelarra (ASX: THX) reported the completion of an Air Core (AC) drilling program at the company’s Garden Gully project in the Murchison region of Western Australia.
Thundellara has submitted samples from the drilling for assaying.
The company said the objective of the AC program was to test for near-surface extensions of known mineralised structures and to provide geological data over zones that its initial interpretation suggested might host previously unrecognised structures with the potential to be mineralised.
The drilling consisted 274 AC holes drilled for 14,025m, including 20 AC traverses across seven prospects testing for near-surface extensions of mineralised structures.
Reverse Circulation (RC) and diamond drilling (DD) rigs are currently on site conducting follow-up drilling.
“When all assay results have been received and collated then the resultant geological interpretations will be reported to the market, together with any significant findings,” Thundelarra said in its ASX announcement.
“Our initial shallow scout drilling at Garden Gully, which began in mid-2016, aimed to identify targets below the transported cover.
“The approach proved very successful, delivering several new prospects that were previously unknown, with Lydia a prime example.
“Given the positive outcomes of that initial exploration, we remain confident that these recently-completed air core traverses will identify multiple additional targets for more detailed follow-up in subsequent programs.”