Strickland Metals reckons Dusk til Dawn drilling could be a ‘game changer’
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Strickland Metals has started drilling at its Yandal Project and has high hopes for its Dusk til Dawn prospect which CEO Andrew Bray said could be a “complete game changer for the company.”
“We are really excited to have kicked off drilling at our flagship Yandal Project yesterday,” he said.
“We are drilling some really exciting targets in the coming months.
“The Dusk til Dawn drilling could be a complete game changer for the company, given the confidence around such a high-quality target.
“Also, several of the nearby regional look-a-like targets appear to be very compelling and will also be tested.”
A recent gravity survey highlighted some very exciting targets at Dusk til Dawn that are down plunge from previously intersected high-grade gold mineralisation.
Strickland Metals’ (ASX:STK) is confident that mineralisation at the prospect plunges to the southeast and remains open – which means much of the historical drilling has not been properly evaluated.
A 10,000m aircore drilling program has already commenced at the Horse North prospect over a 3km section of the Celia Shear zone.
This is the same mineralised structure which hosts the existing Horse Prospect with inferred mineral resources of 148,100 ounces gold.
Along with the aircore program, an RC rig is set to arrive before the end of the month to drill Dusk til Dawn (gold) and the Iroquois prospect (zinc-lead).
And a multi-purpose RC and diamond rig is expected in mid-October to drill all three prospects.
“We will be drilling constantly from now until at least December,” Bray said.
Bray also said the company’s RC drilling at the Iroquois prospect should allow them to target further extensions of the zinc-lead mineralisation – which sits just down strike from Rumble Resources’ (ASX:RTR) zinc-lead discovery at its Earaheedy Project.
“Historic drilling has intersected the same mineralisation in first pass drilling that Rumble has hit,” he said.
“This upcoming drilling should give us an idea of the geometry of the mineralisation on our tenements and going forward it should allow us to vector drilling to target further extensions of the zinc-lead mineralisation.”
Strickland is taking a thorough, systematic approach to exploration at its newly consolidated tenements on the north-east flank of the Yandal Belt, with a 100,000m aircore program scheduled later in the year.
This will begin at the Big Daddy prospect before moving south.
An RC rig is set to commence drilling in the March 2022 quarter and will drill around 30,000m through to the end of the calendar year.
This article was developed in collaboration with Strickland Metals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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