Bryah Resources Limited (ASX: BYH) has kicked off a 5,500 metre aircore (AC) drilling programme at various prospects within the company’s Bryah Basin Project, located in central Western Australia.
The programme, which is expected to take 2-3 weeks to complete, is aiming to:
- complete testing a large soil geochemical anomaly located at Windalah East, and
- undertake first pass reconnaissance drilling, primarily for gold-copper, at the Wongawar, Fortnum East and Fiddlers East prospects.
Managing Director Neil Marston said this is the most substantial drilling programme undertaken by the company this year.
“These areas have been carefully identified by the company, with in-depth consideration given to encouraging geological information.
“The new target areas are all highly prospective for gold and copper.”
Mr Marston said the principal objective of this AC drilling programme is to test the large Windalah East geochemical anomaly.
This geochemical anomaly was discovered in 2018 by 500m x 500m multi-element auger soil sampling, with follow up 250m x 250m in-fill sampling verifying the scale of the anomaly.
An area highly anomalous in pathfinder minerals including Antimony (Sb), Arsenic (As), and Selenium (Se), which are often associated with the footwall alteration cells of hydrothermal VMS deposits, is the main focus of this programme.
In March 2020, the company completed 8 AC drill holes for 669 metres before COVID-19 caused an early suspension of the drilling program.
A minimum of 30 holes for a total of approximately 2,500 metres of AC drilling are planned in this current program to fully test this significant geochemical anomaly.
In addition, a further nine holes for approximately 900 metres are planned to test a gravity low anomaly at Windalah along a single line of holes at 80m spacing.
This drilling should provide a better understanding of the geology throughout the Windalah area and test the gravity low anomaly.