Drilling delivers at Red River’s Liontown project
Mining at Liontown is expected to begin in 2022 and will involve an open pit/underground development with a conceptual mine life of more than 10 years.
Red River said its latest drilling increased the confidence in the site’s Gap lode mineral resource and was investigating the potential of oxide gold mineralisation above it.
Sulphide Gap lode intercepts included 1m at 20.2 per cent zinc equivalent from 122m and 6m at 11.1 per cent zinc equivalent from 105m. The company reported a significant oxide intercept of 2m at 7.5g/t gold from 11m.
The Gap Lode currently contains an inferred sulphide mineral resource of 403,000 tonnes at 1.7 per cent copper, 0.8 per cent lead, 1.9 per cent zinc, 3.5 g/t gold and 12g/t silver for 15.3 per cent zinc equivalent. No oxide material from the Gap lode is currently classified as a resource.
The total Liontown project mineral resource consists of 4.1Mt at 0.6 per cent copper, 1.9 per cent lead, 5.9 per cent zinc, 1.1 g/t gold and 29 g/t silver (12.7 per cent zinc equivalent) and a shallow oxide gold resource of 113,000 tonnes grading 1.9g/t gold and 24 g/t silver.
In a recent company update Red River Resources reported that it had submitted the Environmental Authority for the Liontown project.
The project is located about 32km in a direct line from the main Thalanga operations, about 65km south-west of Charters Towers, where Red River restarted mining and processing operations in 2017.
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