Bryah Resources Limited (ASX:BYH) has kicked off the next phase of drilling under the Bryah Basin Manganese Joint Venture in Western Australia with OM (Manganese) Ltd.
Following the successful completion of recent drilling at the Brumby Creek prospect, where high-grade manganese mineralisation of up to 30m @ 33.6% Mn from nine metres, including 16m @ 38.0% Mn from 21m was intersected, the company has now commenced an accelerated programme of exploration which includes:
- Approximately 2000m of RC in-fill drilling at the Brumby Creek Prospect (minimum of 1,100m) and Horseshoe South Manganese Mine (minimum of 900m);
- 165m of diamond drilling to obtain PQ3 diameter drill core for density and beneficiation testwork;
- Ground geophysical survey trials over the high-grade zone at Brumby Creek, with the aim of determining effective geophysical method(s) for exploring for manganese, and
- Preparation of Mineral Resource Estimates for the Brumby Creek, Black Hill and Horseshoe South areas.
RC drilling is now underway and diamond drilling is expected to commence in early November 2020. The ground geophysical survey trials, using Induced Polarisation (IP) and Gradient Array IP methods, are also in progress at the Brumby Creek prospect.
The Manganese JV includes the Horseshoe South Manganese Mine, the largest manganese mine in the region, as well as several other manganese prospects.
In May and August 2020 Bryah completed two reverse circulation exploration drilling programmes. This next phase of exploration will follow-up successful results in the Brumby Creek and Horseshoe South Mine areas.
In-fill drilling, generally on a 20-25 metre grid spacing will be completed to enhance the current 3D models ahead of completing the resource estimates in early 2021.