Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) has expanded the nickel-copper footprint at the Lantern South prospect in the Fraser Range area of WA with some positive Reverse Circulation (RC) assay results.
Highlights include 41m @ 0.19% nickel & 0.14% copper from 55m; including 10m @ 0.26% nickel and 0.23% copper from 78m; and Anomalous gold (max 88ppb), platinum (75ppb) & palladium (max 88ppb) associated with nickel and copper interval
Managing Director Brad Underwood said the RC drilling has also further defined the target ultramafic rock unit at Lantern South with high potential for additional mineralisation.
“This is a great result from only our second RC drilling program in the area. We have expanded the nickel sulphide target zone and are developing our understanding of the mineralisation in preparation for further drilling.
“Lantern South is one of several exciting prospects within our Fraser Range project area and it is highly encouraging that we are hitting nickel and copper at this early stage of exploration.
“Our recent diamond drill programme intersected more sulphides and the core samples from that programme are now at the laboratory with assay results pending.”
RC drilling was undertaken in August to expand the known area of mineralised ultramafic target rocks at the Lantern South prospect, to investigate the stratigraphy at the Lantern East prospect, and to establish pre- collars for a diamond drilling programme which has subsequently been completed.
Assays from LARC012 showed anomalous nickel and copper over 41m from the shallow depth of 55m downhole. Importantly, nickel and copper were also associated with anomalous gold, platinum and palladium which are significant indicators of magmatic nickel-copper systems.