Bryah Resources Limited (ASX: BYH) is preparing to commence next a 5000m aircore (AC) drilling programme at various prospects at the company’s Bryah Basin Project located in central Western Australia.
This will be the first phase of drilling in the Bryah Basin that the company plans to undertake between March and June 2020. The programmes are a continuation of extensive exploration and target generation work undertaken by the company since 2017. The aim of the AC drilling programme is to:
- Test the large geochemical anomaly located at Windalah East, and
- Test for extensions to gold mineralisation intersected in previous drilling programs at the Jupiter and Mars Prospects.
Managing Director, Neil Marston, said the principal objective of this aircore programme is to test the large Windalah East geochemical anomaly (WEGA), which was discovered in 2018 by 500 metre x 500 metre multi-element auger soil sampling, with follow up 250m x 250m in-fill sampling verifying the scale of the anomaly.
There will be a particular focus on a highly anomalous area within the WEGA. The WEGA is characterised by anomalism in a number of pathfinder minerals including Antimony (Sb), Arsenic (As), Tellurium (Te) and Selenium (Se) which are common to the footwall alteration cells of hydrothermal VMS deposits.
Mr Marston said the company aims to define a bedrock anomaly that can be used to design future drilling campaigns targeting VMS gold-copper (+) mineralisation similar to the nearby copper mines of Degrussa and Horseshoe Lights.
A programme of four traverses, 320 metres apart and approximately 800 metres long, with vertical drill holes at 80 metres intervals, will be drilled to the top of fresh rock, which is expected to be approximately 80-100 metres depth.
In addition to the imminent drilling programme as outlined above, over the coming months the company expects to deliver additional drilling activity:
- April 2020 – Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling to test several manganese target areas including the historic Horseshoe South Manganese Mine and the Brumby Creek, Black Hill, Black Beauty, Cheval and Mount Labouchere Prospects, and
- May 2020 – RC drilling to follow-up results from the imminent AC drilling program, and to test for extensions to the gold intersected, of up to 5 metres @ 6.62g/t Au from 78m at Windalah in 2018.