Eagle Mountain Mining has announced yet more impressive results from the Western Talon area at its Oracle Ridge mine in Arizona, USA.

 The company has visually inspected a strongly mineralised zone in drill hole WT-21-32, including:

  • 13.2m of abundant disseminated to semi-massive copper sulphides (bornite and chalcopyrite), within 28.9m of moderate to strong disseminated and banded copper sulphide.

This suggests the mineralisation potentially extends over 500m in an area of little or no historical drilling, and while assays are pending, Eagle Mountain Mining (ASX:EM2) CEO Tim Mason has high hopes.

“The mineralisation we have seen in WT-21-32 is truly spectacular,” he said.

“Based on these strong visuals, we are confident WT-21-32 will return some of the best copper values of our resource expansion program so far.

“We are eagerly waiting for the assay results. Drilling at the Western Talon continues to deliver positive outcomes, with multiple stacked lodes in each drill hole we have completed in this area.”

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Pic: Copper mineralisation with disseminated bornite (blue) and chalcopyrite (yellow) in skarnified sediments in drill hole WT-21-32.

 Eastern Talon drilling extends mineralisation

Drilling at the Eastern Talon area has also continued to extend mineralisation.

Recent assays from hole WT-21-27 include:

  • 7.5m at 1.40% copper, 8.89g/t silver and 0.20g/t gold, including 3.5m at 2.24% copper, 14.23g/t silver and 0.36g/t gold; and
  • 12.4m at 1.44% copper, 12.41g/t silver and 0.45g/t gold, including 4.6m at 2.00% copper, 18.17g/t silver and 0.56g/t gold.

“Recent assay results from drilling in Eastern Talon also show good copper grades and overall higher gold values than our current mineral resource estimate,” Mason said.

Western Talon could be a game changer

Drilling outside the existing JORC resource of 12.2 million tonnes grading 1.51 per cent copper, 16g/t silver and 0.19g/t gold has already returned notable results.

And Western Talon is shaping up to be a game changer for the company.

Earlier this month Eagle Mining intersected four high-grade lodes and the company is confident that the assay results, and further drilling, will deliver the goods.

“We have two rigs on this target right now and based on these results, we plan to keep drilling in this exciting area,” Mason said.




This article was developed in collaboration with Eagle Mountain Mining, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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