Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) has confirmed a promising new nickel prospect in the northern Fraser Range and completed the initial aircore drilling at the Delta Blues Prospect in WA.
The drilling intersected a highly prospective intrusive cumulate rock unit with weathered sulphides, while petrographical analysis of rock chips from Delta Blues drill holes which demonstrated cumulate mafic and mafic granulite rocks with weathered sulphide minerals (< 1% of sample).
Galileo Managing Director Brad Underwood said cumulate mafic intrusive rocks are the type of rocks known to be associated with magmatic nickel sulphide mineralisation both in the Fraser Range and globally.
Our initial drilling campaign at Delta Blues has verified we have the right rock types with the potential to host nickel sulphides. These early results give us the support to start planning substantial work programs at the prospect.
“As Delta Blues is under shallow cover it has never received any attention from previous explorers which gives Galileo a first mover advantage in an emerging new mineral province.”
The Delta Blues Prospect is situated in the northern Fraser Range block where Galileo has a significant 500km2 ground holding. Galileo’s tenements are surrounded by Independence Group (IGO) and Legend Mining tenure with multiple prospects currently being worked by these companies.
The first aircore programme at Delta Blues was designed as an initial test to confirm the prospectivity of rocks under shallow cover.
Outcrop does not exist at the prospect and the area is a greenfields exploration target where no historic work has been undertaken.
Drill holes ranged from 36 metres to 99 metres depth with only 13 drill holes completed in this preliminary programme.