Drilling of the fourth hole is now underway to depths of around 130m, which will be followed by a fifth hole to a depth of 200m.

Critical Resources has intersected 3.8m of massive sulphides in four intervals within a broader highly mineralised zone of 5.3m at the Gibsons prospect – part of the Halls Peak Project in New South Wales.

This marks the second drill hole in a planned 14-hole diamond drilling program for 2,500m before a three hole 1,700m drilling program takes place at the adjacent Sunnyside prospect.

Core from completed hole CRR21DD_01 has been shipped off the ALS laboratory in Brisbane for express assaying while drilling continues.

Critical Resources (ASX:CRR) says it anticipates the assays of these massive sulphide intervals will return high zinc and lead, as well as copper, silver and gold owing to the presence of abundant low-iron, yellowy-brown coarse sphalerite.

“A great result”

CRR managing director Alex Briggs said the intersection of massive sulphides at Gibsons on the second hole is a great result.

“We’re encountering strong mineralisation which we feel is indicative of what Halls Peak has to offer on a larger scale,” he said.

“We look forward to pushing on with our program and updating the market with more exciting results.”

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Diamond drill core showing part of a shallow polymetallic massive sulphide interval. Pic: Supplied

Gibson’s first hole also encountered massive sulphides in intervals up to 3.8m – the hole was completed to a depth of 141.6m.

Looking ahead

CRR says drill intersections in all holes have confirmed the existence of multiple stacked lodes of high-grade massive sulphide mineralisation.

Selected core has been dispatched to the ALS laboratory in Brisbane for express assaying while the two drilling programs progress on time and on budget.




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