Newly-listed junior explorer Recharge Metals (ASX: REC) has reported significant intersections of copper sulphide mineralisation from four holes of a maiden campaign at the flagship Brandy Hill South copper-gold project in Western Australia.
Drilling focused on testing the continuity of mineralisation and extensions along strike, as well as verifying previous assay results over 610 metres of the planned 2,000m reverse circulation campaign.
All four holes intersected thick zones of copper sulphide mineralisation occurring within ultramafic dolerites with quartz veining, with three holes terminating in visual copper mineralisation.
Visual estimates of pyrite and chalcopyrite (copper sulphide) abundance were believed to be indicative of copper mineralisation intersected in historic drilling at the project.
A slimline reverse circulation rig operated by Impact Drilling has now been demobilised from site to make way for a larger Schramm 660 rig to complete the campaign.
Recharge managing director Brett Wallace said he was pleased with the initial drilling results.
“These initial four holes have been extremely encouraging with significant intersections of copper sulphide mineralisation and three of them terminating in visual copper sulphides,” he said.
“We look forward to recommencing exploration and eagerly await the flow of additional assay results.”
Mr Wallace said drilling would resume next month to complete a further 12 holes for 2,500m.
Brandy Hill South is located within the Archaean Gullewa greenstone belt in the Murchison Province of the Yilgarn Craton.
The project’s main structure is the Salt Creek Shear which trends north-south and deforms the belt on a regional scale.
Cross-cutting northeast and northwest faults are secondary, with Riedal structures occurring between parallel faults.
Recharge made its ASX debut earlier this month after raising $5 million at $0.20 per share to fund tenement acquisition costs, acquire exploration licences and kick off drilling at Brandy Hill South.
The company’s other projects are Hyden, which is prospective for nickel, copper and cobalt, and Bohemia, where the company will be targeting zinc and lead.