Encounter Resources Ltd (SSX:ENR) has identified a range of new targets to be tested in the upcoming RC drill programme at the 100% owned Lamil Copper-Gold Project in the Paterson Province of WA.
Lamil covers an area of ~61 sq. km and is located 25km northwest of the major gold-copper mine at Telfer, owned by Newcrest Mining Ltd.
Managing Director, Will Robinson, says Lamil is adjacent to a major regional gravity lineament which marks the location of a significant structure and deformation zone that would have acted as a pathway for ore forming fluids during the formation of the Proterozoic aged deposits. This is a regionally similar structural context to the setting of Rio Tinto Ltd’s Winu copper-gold deposit.
Over the past 18 months, new magnetic, airborne electromagnetic and ground IP surveys have been completed at Lamil.
In July 2020, Encounter engaged Barry Bourne, formally Chief Geoscientist Global Exploration for Barrick Gold Corporation, to complete full integration and inversion modelling of these recent geophysical surveys completed at Lamil.
This process involved a detailed review of the recently acquired IP data and the construction of 3D magnetic susceptibility, chargeability and resistivity models using the Pawseysupercomputer.
Mr Robinson said the 3D IP model and the inversion of the detailed magnetics and airborne electromagnetic data has been integrated withgeological observation from Lamil’s recent diamond drilling programme.
Encouragingly this has delivered a number of high quality gold drill targets at Lamil.
High grade gold has been intersected in broad spaced drilling over 5km of the Lamil dome,” Mr Robinson said.
“Innovative new geophysical 3D inversion modelling of the IP, magnetics and airborne EM data has provided a potential step change in the structural understanding at Lamil and has highlighted an untested Havieron- style target adjacent to the extensive breccia zone drilled in March 2020.
“In addition, laterally extensive zones of supergene gold mineralisation will be drill tested at the Gap and Dune Prospects. Drilling is scheduled to commence in September 2020.”