Yandal Resources Ltd (ASX:YRL) technical director Chris Oorschot tells Proactive the company is set to commence its next phase of exploration with a 2,500-metre reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Oblique prospect, part of the Ironstone Well-Barwidgee Project. This project is between the mining hubs of Jundee and Bronzewing in the Northern Yandal Belt. The RC drilling program is a follow-up to the initial program conducted in October, which reaffirmed the potential of the Oblique prospect. Oblique boasts a broad regolith gold anomalism linked to a magnetic high, with a target footprint spanning over 1.9 kilometres, based on earlier shallow drilling results.
Commenting on the drilling program, Yandal Resources’ Managing Director, Mr Tim Kennedy said: “We’re pleased to be able to rapidly undertake follow-up drill testing at Oblique. The program completed in October gave us a far better understanding of geology and controls on mineralisation and extended the mineralised footprint but was hampered by difficult drilling conditions. We are hopeful that a different drill rig set-up will enable more comprehensive testing of these targets. We are also particularly encouraged by the recent Marwari discovery by Strickland Metals further to the north in the Yandal belt. Marwari has had a history of previous exploration drilling, however, due to the deep weathering and complex gold distribution in the regolith, the potential of the prospect was not realised until the most recent aggressive drilling by Strickland. We see many similarities between the setting at Marwari and Oblique and also the nearby Quarter Moon prospect. As announced in October, we have established large Exploration Targets at these prospects, so we are keen to test our ideas with this forthcoming drilling program.
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