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Wednesday 03 February, 2021

Xtract Resources plc

Bushranger Drilling Programme Progress Update

RNS Number : 8783N
Xtract Resources plc
03 February 2021
 

 

For immediate release

3 February 2021

 

Xtract Resources Plc

("Xtract" or the "Company")

Bushranger Copper/ Gold Project Drilling Programme - Progress Update

 

The Board of Xtract Resources Plc ("Xtract" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a further update regarding progress of the second hole in the Phase One diamond drilling programme at the Racecourse Mineral Resource on the Bushranger porphyry copper-gold exploration project located in the Lachlan Fold Belt ("LFB"), New South Wales, Australia.

 

Highlights

 

· Drilling in hole BRDD-21-002 has continued to a current depth of 798.5m, beyond the original planned depth of 750m.

· The hole passed through an altered porphyritic intrusive 'core' over approximately a 60m interval and then back into the marginal alteration halo to the current depth.

· Copper mineralisation in the form of disseminated and fracture-fill chalcopyrite has continued through the lower marginal alteration zone of the porphyry to the current depth, with well-developed chalcopyrite occurring over the last few metres.

· Drilling will continue while the hole remains within the mineralised zone.

 

Colin Bird, Executive Chairman said: "It is very pleasing that the hole continues within typical porphyry-type mineralisation beyond the planned hole depth. We look forward to further results".

 

 

Drilling Background

Hole BRDD-21-002, the second hole of up to six planned holes in the Phase One Drilling Programme at the Racecourse Mineral Resource on the Bushranger Project, is collared over 300m from the previous hole, angled at -80 degrees and is offset from strike with the aim of crossing through the down-plunge extension of the deposit at depth.

 

 

Further information is available from the Company's   website which details the company's project portfolio as well as a copy of this announcement:  www.xtractresources.com

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation No. 596/2014 on market abuse.   The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Colin Bird, Director.

 

Enquiries :

 

Xtract Resources Plc

Colin Bird,

Executive Chairman

 

+44 (0)20 3416 6471

www.xtractresources.com

Beaumont Cornish Limited

Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker

Roland Cornish

Michael Cornish

Felicity Geidt

+44 (0)207628 3369

www.beaumontcornish.co.uk

 

Novum Securities Limited

Joint Broker  

 

Jon Belliss

Colin Rowbury 

 

+44 (0) 207 399 9427

www.novumsecurities.com  

 

 

Qualified Person:

Information in this announcement relating to the exploration works has been reviewed by Edward (Ed) Slowey, BSc, PGeo, a consultant to Xtract. Mr Slowey is a graduate geologist with more than 40 years' relevant experience in mineral exploration and mining, a founder member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and is a Qualified Person under the AIM rules.  Mr Slowey has reviewed and approved the geological content of this announcement.

 

Qualified Person:

In accordance with AIM Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies, June 2009 ("Guidance Note"), Colin Bird, CC.ENG, FIMMM, South African and UK Certified Mine Manager and Director of Xtract Resources plc, with more than 40 years' experience mainly in hard rock mining, is the qualified person as defined in the Guidance Note of the London Stock Exchange, who has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release.

 

TECHNICAL GLOSSARY

The following is a summary of technical terms:

 

"alteration zone"

 

A zone exhibiting change in mineralogical composition of a rock commonly brought about by reactions with hydrothermal solutions

"Au"

Gold

 

"chalcopyrite"

A copper-iron sulphide mineral, CuFeS2, often found in copper ores



"Cu"

Copper

 

"disseminated"

Mineralization distributed throughout a rock



"exploration"

Method by which ore deposits are evaluated

 

 

"Inferred Mineral Resource"

That part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade (or quality) are estimated on the basis of limited geological evidence and sampling. Geological evidence is sufficient to imply but not verify geological and grade (or quality) continuity. It is based on exploration, sampling and testing information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes



"JORC Code"

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Joint Ore Reserves Committee code on mineral resources and ore reserves



"mineralisation"

Process of formation and concentration of elements and their chemical compounds within a mass or body of rock



"porphyry"

A deposit of disseminated copper minerals in or around a large body of intrusive rock

 







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