Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX: RTR) has commenced the first modern drilling programme at the Braeside Project (E45/2032) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The drilling programme will initially consist of approximately 2,000m of RC drilling.
The drill target has been based on the use of preliminary MLTEM (Moving Loop Transient Electromagnetic survey) conductors (follow up of VTEM conductors), recent grab sampling, base metal in soil geochemical trends and reconnaissance prospecting to optimise priority targets for the current phase of RC drilling.
Rumble is drilling a small portion of the targets identified within E45/2032 and is also undertaking plans to access other identified targets after this current programme, to generate further high order drill targets in early 2018.
Rumble Managing Director, Shane Sikora, said the current programme will be the first modern RC drilling conducted at Braeside since 1951 and accordingly, drilling conditions and depth to potential mineralisation is unknown.
He said more than 10 target areas are planned to be tested along 30km of strike. Targets include are known historic prospects that have returned very high-grade Zn, Pb and Cu grab sampling results and recent exploration results that have highlighted wide alteration zones associated with the high-grade base metal surface mineralisation.
An MLTEM programme has been completed and preliminary results have highlighted eight low order early time conductors that correlate with known north trending mineralised structures. Some of the conductors will be tested by the current RC drill programme.
The Braeside Project E45-2032 consists of multiple high-grade zinc, lead, copper and silver deposits and occurrences associated with north to northwest trending fault fracture zones within mafic volcanics and volcaniclastics over a strike of at least 60 km.