Completion of Phase One Drilling at the Bushranger Copper-Gold Project
The Board of Xtract Resources Plc (“Xtract” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the completion of the final hole of the Phase One diamond drilling programme at the Racecourse Inferred Mineral Resource (JORC 2012) on the Bushranger copper-gold exploration project, located in the Lachlan Fold Belt (“LFB”) of New South Wales, Australia
Colin Bird, Executive Chairman said: “This is a good way to finish the Phase One drilling programme. All the completed holes passed through the potassic alteration zone with apparently good mineralisation. We are now busy with analysis of the raw data acquired and are building up a 3-D model to assist with planning of the Phase Two drilling programme. The geophysical programme has commenced – on completion we will understand much more about mineralisation trends and the potential of the Racecourse porphyry system. We are very pleased with the results and the team now looks forward to preparing for Phase Two.”
Drill hole BRDD-21-006 was drilled to the north from the same pad as the previous hole, BRDD-21-005, but angled to drill obliquely through the mineral zone, aiming to provide an intercept across the deposit at greater depth down-plunge. The hole has been completed at a final depth of 990.15m, having passed through the full porphyry deposit sequence, with the central potassic alteration zone intersected from approximately 570m to 880m downhole. Chalcopyrite-pyrite-pyrrhotite mineralisation was encountered throughout the potassic zone, similar to that reported for previous Phase One holes through the deposit.
Logging and core sampling work is continuing and laboratory assay results for the second hole of the programme (BRDD-21-002) are expected shortly, with results for the remaining completed holes to follow in batches. The Company will report on the assay results as they are received and collated.
The MIMDAS IP survey is continuing, and information from this deep survey, along with assay results from the Phase One drilling, will be developed into a 3-D model to guide the planned Phase Two drilling programme aimed at defining a 2Mt copper-equivalent mineral resource.
Further information is available from the Company’s website which details the company’s project portfolio as well as a copy of this announcement: www.xtractresources.com
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation No. 596/2014 on market abuse. The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Colin Bird, Director.
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