Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) is preparing to undertake RC drilling on priority nickel targets at the Lantern East and Lantern South prospects at its exciting Fraser Range project in Western Australia.
Approximately 1,200 metres of RC drilling is planned to begin in February 2012 to test EM conductors at Lantern East and for deeper sulphide mineralisation at Lantern South.
Nickel sulphide exploration near Norseman has also been progressed with a large soil sampling program completed and work started on integrating data for processing using machine learning and AI software.
Managing Director, Brad Underwood, said that in the meantime, the company has progressed its nickel sulphide exploration activities near Norseman with a large soil sampling programme completed and work started on integrating data for processing using machine learning and AI software.
Galileo continues to execute its strategy of rapidly exploring highly-prospective targets within the emerging Fraser Range nickel belt,” Mr Underwood said.
“We have scheduled an RC rig capable of drilling greater than 300 metres deep to undertake the next round of drilling at our Fraser Range nickel project.
“The programme is planned to commence in mid-February and will target EM conductors at the Lantern East prospect and look for deeper mineralisation at the Lantern South prospect.
“RC drilling is a fast, efficient, and effective method of drill testing and we look forward to getting these programs underway in the new year.
“At the Norseman Project we have undertaken a large soil sampling programme targeting nickel sulphides and will integrate all our exploration data sets for interrogation using machine learning and AI software.
“These modern techniques are providing new insights for drill target development that were not previously available.
“The Norseman area is located 50km south of the nickel deposits at Cassini, Mariners, and Wannaway, and contains the komatiite stratigraphy prospective for Kambalda style nickel mineralisation.
“We anticipate drilling at Norseman for nickel sulphides to commence in Q2 2021.”
Initial drilling at Lantern East was unable to determine the source of the conductive anomaly and subsequent EM surveying provided additional data to allow for remodelling of the targets. The revised models have conductivities ranging from 2,500 Siemens to 3,925 Siemens and with the top of both bodies less than 180 metres below surface.
Drilling is planned at the Lantern South prospect to follow up on sulphide mineralisation previously intercepted. Drillholes are planned to the south of LARC012 to expand the known area of mineralisation along the margin of the ultramafic intrusion. Previous intercepts at this prospect include 41 metres @ 0.19% nickel and 0.14% copper from 55m in LARC012