Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) has commenced a drilling programme at its Lantern nickel prospect in the Fraser Range nickel belt of Western Australia.
This is only the second round of drilling ever conducted at the prospect where initial drilling showed anomalous nickel and copper levels within highly prospective intrusive rock units.
The current aircore drilling programme of 3,500 to 4,000 metres is focussed on two zones within the prospective rock unit that are believed to have the best potential for mineralisation.
The first zone is above a large conductive trend identified by an extensive geophysical survey undertaken by the company.
The second zone is on the margin of the interpreted intrusion, beyond the limits of the original geophysical survey, testing for the right rock types with the capability of hosting mineralisation.
Early stage reconnaissance drilling is also being undertaken at new prospects within the substantial 350 sq. km tenement area.
Galileo Managing Director Brad Underwood said this second drilling programme at Lantern is building on earlier reconnaissance work which showed the area has the right rock types with the potential to host magmatic nickel sulphide mineralisation.
“With this second programme we are vectoring towards the most prospective zones as we seek to increase our chances of discovery success.”