Bryah has wrapped up drilling at the Olympus copper-gold project on the northern limb of the Mars Dome within the western Bryah Basin, Western Australia.

The nine-hole reverse circulation program totalling 2,148m, which was co-funded by the WA Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme for half of the drill costs up to a cap of $130,000, targeted a multi-element anomaly similar to the promising Windalah prospect.

Bryah Resources’ (ASX:BYH) chief executive officer Ashley Jones noted that most of the drill holes intersected the primary target geological contact that has been interpreted as the source of surface geochemical anomalism.

“We drilled deeper earlier in the exploration phase to get below the weathered zone, to aid in vectoring towards potential mineralisation,” he added.

“This leverages our experience from the Windalah project which has a similar multi-element geochemical anomaly.

“At Windalah we also drilled the two pre-collars for the deep diamond EIS program planned later this year.”

Windalah lookalike

The Olympus anomaly has a long strike and a number of recognised pathfinder elements that are remarkably similar to the soil anomaly at Windalah.

This is supported by geological mapping and rock chip geochemical sampling while rock chip samples have uncovered a suite of elements typical of high sulphidation volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits, also similar to Windalah.

Bryah adds that the lack of arsenic and antimony indicates that the outcrop at Olympus is in the ‘hotter’ part of a Windalah-style hydrothermal system.



This article was developed in collaboration with Bryah Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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