Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) has commenced a maiden RC drilling campaign at the company’s highly prospective Lantern Prospect target within the Fraser Range Nickel Belt in Western Australia.
Managing Director, Brad Underwood, said the company’s first RC drilling programme at the Lantern Prospect will allow it to drill to depths beyond the range of the aircore drilling completed to date.
“This represents an important advance in the exploration of the area as we focus on those zones which have shown the greatest potential from our earlier work.
We look forward to updating the market as results are received from this exciting Fraser Range nickel prospect,” Mr Underwood said.
Mr Underwood said that a number of high-quality drill targets have now been developed at the Lantern prospect which is approximately 40 km along strike from Legend Mining’s Mawson Prospect.
Galileo’s anomalous aircore drilling results of 27 metres at 0.18% nickel and 0.17% copper will be followed up with RC drilling to test the source of the anomalism. A separate EM anomaly, centred over a highly prospective mafic contact rock unit, will also be targeted in the current drilling programme.
Mr Underwood said the objective of the RC drilling above the EM conductors is to provide geochemical and lithological data and to allow the completion of downhole EM surveying.
This information will be integrated to refine the targets for the planned diamond drill hole testing of the most prospective parts of the conductors.