BPM Minerals is gearing up to start a 7,500m AC and RC drilling program at its Hawkins zinc-lead project in the Eeraheedy Basin in WA in mid-April.

The project is around 40km northwest along from Rumble Resources (ASX:RTR) Chinook lead-zinc discovery, and limited historical scout drilling previously returned a sterling intercept of 2m at 0.56% zinc and lead +Pb at the Pinnacles Prospect.

BPM Minerals (ASX:BPM) says this new drilling campaign is designed to test for a potentially large lead-zinc-silver mineralised footprint.

AC drilling will be used to map out geology beneath cover, with a portable XRF Analyser assessing samples as they are produced – allowing the team to respond to anomalies in real time with infill and deeper RC drilling.

Nickel at Nepean: assays pending

The company recently completed 42 AC holes at its Nepean nickel project in WA, with assays expected in 10-12 weeks.

The program was designed to provide geological and geochemical context to several conductors identified from a MLEM survey completed earlier in the year.

Ultimately, the company hopes it will aid with prioritising conductors for testing using Reverse Circulation (RC) or Diamond Drilling (DD) later in the year.

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Pic: BPM’s WA base and precious metals projects.

Gold at Santy: drilling to begin

BPM also recently completed a heritage survey with members of both the Mullewa Wadjari and Wajarri Yamatji claimant groups at its Santy gold project in WA.

The survey covered nine prospects at the project with earthworks and drilling cleared to commence later in the year at all of the surveyed areas.

Previous shallow drilling successfully outlined a 2.2km-long gold regolith anomaly and the next round of drilling will comprise step-out drilling at the main Santy prospect (IZ5), along with infill drilling to define the primary source of the gold mineralisation in advance of RC drilling.

Moreover, there are three high-priority targets all along strike from Adaman Resources’ A-Zone Deposit (63,000 oz gold at 2.1g/t gold) and the Mixy Deposit (65,000 gold Au 4.3g/t gold), which remain untested.




This article was developed in collaboration with BPM Minerals Limited, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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