Nickel and copper explorer Galileo Mining has hit fast forward on its new copper prospect at the Norseman project in south-east Western Australia, completing a moving loop electo-magnetic survey which has identified some high-priority drill targets.
The conductive targets have occurred over a copper gossan, which has returned results as high as 19.9% copper from surface sampling.
It is also co-located with historic prospecting activity, which is estimated to have produced 13 tonnes of ore extracted at an average grade of 8.36% copper.
The MLEM survey has identified conductors over 2.1km of strike length with interpreted depth starting at approximately 80 to 90 metres.
“The Subzero Prospect represents a classic drill target with a copper rich gossan on surface underlain by a conductor at depth,” Galileo Mining managing director Brad Underwood said.
“The magnitude of the conductor suggests the possibility of a large mineralised system and we plan to commence drill testing the area in August. Galileo is an active and well-funded mineral explorer that aims to make discoveries to create value for our shareholders.
“Previous explorers focussed on gold and nickel exploration around Norseman providing us with the opportunity to drill an untested copper target with potential for considerable value creation,” he said.
The conductive zones identified at Subzero match the location of prospective volcanic rocks mapped in the field, with the volcanic rock types prospective for holding copper-bearing massive sulphides.
Galileo will look to move quickly on its copper find, escalating its exploration program since it identified the rich copper samples in May this year.
The explorer has said it will shortly look to conduct an RC drilling campaign which will test for copper-oxide mineralisation beneath the identified gossan, as well the top of the conductive zone found though the EM survey.