Sultan has started the maiden diamond drilling program at its Razorback Ridge copper-gold target in the East Lachlan Fold Belt in New South Wales.

The nine-hole program targets the structural host beneath outcropping copper-gold mineralisation where rock chip sampling across the +1km long structure had returned promising gold and copper assays topping up at 2.65% copper and 2.25 grams per tonne (g/t) gold.

Additionally, soil sampling has defined a large scale, open, 1.5km by 0.2km high order gold-copper in soil geochemical anomaly.

Sultan Resources (ASX:SLZ) adds that mineralisation at Razorback is hosted in limestones and mafic volcanics abutting the Big Hill magnetic complex and displays skarn-like affinities.

Drill program

The nine holes totalling about 1,000m will be drilled at three locations using a small footprint, track-mounted diamond rig to minimise any impact on the environment.

Initial holes will be relatively shallow to provide structural orientation, before follow-up holes target the structure at depth.

Incredibly enough, Razorback Ridge was missed by previous explorers despite its outcropping skarn-style mineralisation being exposed for over 1km in a copper-rich district that hosts some major mines.




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