Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) has reported pleasing results from the first ever drilling programme at the Subzero Prospect near the town of Norseman in Western Australia.
Galileo Mining Managing Director Brad Underwood said the first round of drilling at Subzero has demonstrated the rocks are mineralised with highly anomalous values of copper, zinc and gold.
“It appears that the mineralisation is related to a large-scale volcanic system with potential for an economic VMS style deposit. Importantly, our extensive conductive target has been shown to be related to sulphides containing copper and zinc.
“With over two kilometres of untested strike length we also have a large number of additional targets ready for our next phase of drilling to commence in November.”
To dates six Reverse Circulation (RC) drill holes have been completed at the Subzero Prospect for a total of 619m.
This maiden drilling programme focussed on testing beneath a zone of outcrop with anomalous surface copper assays.
Three holes were drilled on the same section to provide an understanding of the geometry and potential for mineralisation.
A further three holes (NRC244 to 246) were drilled beneath the outcrop 25 metres north and south of the drill section.
A maximum zinc assay of 1 metre @ 1.85%, while the maximum copper assay of 1m @ 0.31% was found within the same sulphide unit as the zinc, which also contained up to 0.12 g/t gold.
Mr Underwood said the success of the EM modelling in defining the mineralised sulphide horizon has considerably increased the prospectivity of the extensive targets to the north and south where surface outcrop is limited.