Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX: GAL) has commenced RC drilling at the company’s 100% owned Norseman project located within the prolific Norseman-Wiluna greenstone belt of Western Australia.
The drill programme is concentrated on the sulphide intersections identified by previous Galileo drilling at the Mt Thirsty and Jimberlana prospects.
Early indications of economic sulphides have been reported in aircore and RC drilling, and the current program aims to confirm mineralisation whilst aiming to define zones of higher palladium and nickel metal content.
We are excited to be drilling two prospects where fertile sulphides have already been intersected,” Managing Director, Brad Underwood, said.
“At the Mt Thirsty prospect, we have a well-developed target where sulphides have accumulated above a sedimentary marker unit.
“The sulphides contain palladium, nickel, and copper, and the grades appear to be increasing towards the eastern target zone.
“At the Jimberlana prospect we have multiple geochemical and geophysical targets in addition to a unit of massive sulphide intersected in aircore drilling.
“The aircore rig did not drill through the sulphide and so we will take the opportunity to use the bigger RC rig to follow up with a deeper twinned drill hole.
“The coveted, high-value nature of palladium and nickel sulphides means that the outcome of this programme could be very significant for Galileo. We look forward to drill testing these outstanding prospects and updating the market with results as they become available.”