The Board of Xtract Resources Plc (“Xtract” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide a further update on the Phase One diamond drilling programme at the Racecourse Mineral Resource on the Bushranger copper-gold exploration project located in the Lachlan Fold Belt (“LFB”), New South Wales, Australia.
· Drilling of the first hole, BRDD-20-001, of the Phase One Drilling Programme at the Racecourse Mineral Resource on the Bushranger Project, has been completed down the plunge of the deposit at 1,147m depth.
· Well-developed copper mineralisation and potassic alteration was noted from 110m to beyond 1,050m depth, becoming weaker thereafter.
· Given the substantial down-plunge dimension of the deposit as shown by the first hole, at least a further four holes of about 700m length each are planned across the deposit to test the width and grade.
· The drill rig is now being moved to drill the first of these follow-up holes.
Colin Bird, Executive Chairman said: “We are very pleased with the outcome of the first down-plunge hole at Bushranger. We now intend to complete a 4 to 6-hole follow-up drill programme across the deposit to obtain width and grade information. This information will then be utilised to restate the size and grade of the resource.”
Drilling Results and Plan
Hole BRDD-20-001, was laid out at -50 degrees to drill down the plunge of the Racecourse copper-gold porphyry deposit. Drilling encountered well-developed potassic alteration and copper mineralisation in the form of disseminated and fracture-fill chalcopyrite from 110m to beyond 1,050m down hole, becoming more irregular towards the finishing depth of 1,147m. The minimum 940m copper intercept confirms that the Racecourse deposit potentially represents a substantial mineralised porphyry system.
The Company is using a hand-held XRF Analyser to provide preliminary indications of copper content and samples for definitive geochemical assay will be submitted to the geochemical laboratory on a progressive basis. Accurate mineral content information for copper, gold and other accompanying elements will only be established by full laboratory analysis.
The drilling programme will now focus on drilling across the deposit to establish the width of the body and to obtain further grade information. A minimum of four further holes of about 700m length each is planned.
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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