Bryah Resources Limited (ASX:BYH) is confident its latest drilling results have confirmed its Brumby Creek discovery as a major new manganese find.
The company says potential direct shipping grade (>30% Mn) manganese zones have been identified in initial results from its RC drilling programme testing the Brumby Creek prospect at its Bryah Basin Manganese Joint Venture project located north of Meekatharra in central Western Australia.
Managing Director, Neil Marston said the latest drilling at the Brumby Creek Prospect has intersected some significant widths of high-grade manganese under shallow cover.
“These grades and widths of mineralisation are the best we have intersected in this area so far with direct-shipping grade manganese identified.
“The drilling has again demonstrated that the manganiferous Horseshoe Range, most of which is under our joint venture with OM (Manganese) Limited, has the potential to host significant tonnages of shallow manganese.
“At the Brumby Creek Prospect, we have intersected shallow manganese across multiple areas since we started drilling in 2019. This area is shaping up as major new manganese find within the Horseshoe Range.
“Our understanding of the mineralisation across the range evolves with each drilling programme, which is assisting us to identify further target areas for drill testing in the future.
‘We have been successful in locating significant zones of manganese mineralisation in areas with limited outcrop, which have been ignored by previous explorers.
“We now look forward to reporting the results of recent drilling at Cheval and Black Beauty.”
Highlights from the results include hole BRRC108 which recorded an impressive interval of 30 metres @ 33.6% Mn from nine metres depth, including 16 metres @ 38.0% Mn from 21 metres.
Mr Marsden said this result is significant as it confirms the mineralisation is continuous rather than the previous interpretation of a series of narrow, vertical zones of manganese.
The results of the latest drilling will be used to undertake geological modelling ahead of further drilling. Another program of manganese drilling is planned and fully funded by OMM. It is expected that this drilling programme will be completed in the December 2020 quarter.