Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX:GAL) has received more encouraging multi-element analyzes from the second RC program on its discovery of Callisto as part of the Norseman project in WA.
Eight other holes returned assays of palladium, platinum, gold, copper and nickel, increasing Galileo’s confidence in the property.
Additionally, mineralization in the northern section of Callisto continues down to topsoil, where the shallowest intersection to date was made approximately 110 meters below surface.
Some of the best findings this time around – including some of the most superficial and profound results to date – included:
- 27 meters at 1.44 g/t palladium, platinum and gold (3E), 0.23% copper and 0.25% nickel from 125 meters;
- 29 meters at 1.41 g/t 3E, 0.24% copper and 0.24% nickel from 127 meters;
- 28 meters at 1.20 g/t 3E, 0.25% copper and 0.26% nickel from 118 meters;
- 25 meters at 1.18 g/t 3E, 0.20% copper and 0.25% nickel from 132 meters; and
- 18 meters at 1.02 g/t 3E, 0.20% copper and 0.24% nickel from 214 meters and 3 meters at 1.62 g/t 3E, 0.20% copper and 0.21% nickel from 255 meters (ending in mineralization).
Mineralization at Callisto remains open in all directions and now extends over 300 meters on the south and central strike and over 200 meters on the north strike.
Consequently, Galileo continues to turn over the ground as part of its 10,000 meter drill program, designed to target both known mineralization and longitudinal potential up to one kilometer to the north.
In tandem, samples from the reported intersections will now be assayed for rhodium content, while assays from four other RC holes in the second program remain pending.
Looking north and west
Commenting on the latest results, Galileo Managing Director Brad Underwood said: “The Callisto discovery continues to grow with today’s assay results, including the shallowest and deepest mineralization deep intersected to date.
“Western drill holes on the northern lines contain significant grades just 110 meters below surface.
“These results indicate the potential for shallower mineralization to the west and along strike to the north.
“With no known outcrop and more than five kilometers of prospective deposit, we believe there is significant opportunity for additional shallow depth discoveries.
All eyes on NRC278
Underwood went on to say that the deepest results to date come from NRC278, which intersected sulphides in two zones.
“The lower zone is at the end of the borehole about 240 meters below the surface,” he explained.
“This drill hole will be completed with a diamond drill tail and the drill rig for this work is expected to arrive in mid-August.
“Mineralization is open in all directions and with the large-scale drill program underway, we look forward to expanding on this exciting new discovery.”