Breaker Resources NL (ASX: BRB) has received positive early results from reconnaissance drilling in several areas at the company’s Lake Roe Gold Project as it continues to build on the Western Australian project’s one million ounce Bombora prospect resource.
The company’s major drilling programme underway at Lake Roe, 100km east of Kalgoorlie, has an initial focus on discovery and extensions outside the shallow Resource envelope as the company enhances its understanding of the geometry of the gold mineralisation over the full extent of an 8.5 km-long greenfields gold system, prior to resource definition drilling.
Highlights from the early RC drilling include strong preliminary results from shallow, wide-spaced drilling in three new areas, include:
- High-grade intersection of 3.22m @ 11.22g/t Au at Bombora South establishes +400m-long zone of west-dipping gold mineralisation upgrading potential over a large area
- Bedrock (primary) gold results up to 4m @ 2.72g/t Au upgrade potential for significant new gold zone at Claypan Prospect, 1.3km southeast of Bombora Resource
- New +400m-long zone of >1g/t bedrock gold identified by geochemical drilling at newly coined Kopai Prospect, 3km north of Bombora.
Executive Chairman, Tom Sanders, reported that RC and diamond drilling resumed on 10 January 2020 following a break over Christmas and that rilling is expected to continue throughout 2020, typically involving at least three drill rigs.
Mr Sanders said the 3.2km-long, 1Moz Bombora Resource is limited by shallow drilling to a vertical depth of 180m to 300m below surface and is open in all directions. Aircore drilling, used to guide follow- up RC and diamond drilling, recently extended the Lake Roe gold system to ~8.5km.
He said that despite the presence of some significant drill intersections on a wide drill spacing, gold mineralisation in this large area is still poorly understood, primarily due to a previous lack of diamond drill coverage.
RC and diamond drilling will shortly transition to Kopai/Crescent area while pending assay results from Claypan and Bombora South areas are assessed.
A third (diamond) drill rig targeting the down-plunge depth extensions of the Tura, Daisy and Mindil lodes below the current Resource is planned to start in the coming fortnight. The initial hole will be a deep (~1,200m) diamond drill hole at the southern end of the Bombora deposit.
The drill hole is part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling programme.