Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX: RTR) has successfully completed the first modern drilling programme at the Braeside Project (E45/2032), located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
In total, sixteen targets were tested over a strike of approximately 30km. The targets were a combination of high grade base metal surface mineralisation, VTEM conductors with follow up ground TEM.
The drilling programme consisted of 2,004m of RC drilling over 19 drill holes. During the drilling programme, wide zones of silica – sericite – potassic (K-spar) alteration with quartz-sulphide veining with Zn, Pb and Cu mineralisation was observed. Silica – hematite breccia zones were associated with the alteration.
Multi-element analysis of the drill hole samples has commenced and results will take approximately three (3) weeks to process.
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The Braeside Project (E45-2032) 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.
The poly-metallic mineralisation has not been tested by detailed geophysics, geochemistry and very limited drilling with only 10 known historic drill holes in 1928 and 1951. High grade grab sampling assays have returned up to 29.31% Zn, 79% Pb, 17.48% Cu, 325 g/t Ag, 13 g/t Au and V 1.03% along 30km of strike within a potential 60km strike system.