Helix Resources Ltd (ASX:HLX) has commenced a drilling campaign at the Bijoux Copper prospect, near Cobar in central NSW.
Drilling at Bijoux is part of an ongoing, aggressive target generation and testing work aimed to make new copper (and gold) discoveries in the Cobar-Nyngan area of central NSW.
It is a cliché, but much of our ground is underexplored. Helix is taking a ‘modern, methodical, thorough’ approach to regional scale sampling, mapping and geophysical work to generate new targets aimed at new copper discoveries,” Helix’s Executive Technical Director, Dr Kylie Prendergast, said.
“Our recent auger sampling work along the Rochford Trend, such as at Bijoux with the multi-element analyses and geological mapping has enhanced this anomaly in terms of copper tenor and larger scale.
“In fact – it has many similarities to the anomaly associated with the Canbelego Main Lode Mineral Resource which hosts thirty-two thousand tonnes of copper.
“We are very fortunate to have drill rigs reasonably available to us to regularly test the targets we are generating and we are very pleased to be starting this program at Bijoux today. I look forward to sharing results as assays become available.“
Regional prospecting work by the company identified brecciated ironstone and gossan float on the flank of a NW- trending ridge in the Bijoux area in 2019. This material returned anomalous pXRF readings of 0.17% Cu and 0.18% Pb. Follow-up broad-spaced auger sampling returned pXRF readings of up to 580ppm Cu within an anomalous zone of approximately 1.7km length, broadly coincident with the NW-trending ridge.
An initial drill program was undertaken in 2020 comprising five RC drill holes for 530m on two drill lines spaced approximately 1.4km apart.