Hammer reviews gold potential in North West
The company has focused primarily on exploring for large scale Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG) systems in the region and says there is potential for significant gold mineralisation within its tenure.
“The gold exploration review highlights the latent opportunity that exists within Hammer’s Mount Isa portfolio,” managing director Daniel Thomas said.
“With much of the region’s historic exploration focusing on base metal deposits, we have an opportunity to review these areas through a different lens and add quality exploration targets to the portfolio.
“The tenure that we have near the former Tick Hill mine has not been systematically explored and presents a unique opportunity for Hammer to continue progressing our efforts in advancing grass roots exploration concepts within the Mount Isa region.”
Hammer’s portfolio already includes JORC resources totalling some 237,000 oz of gold.
It has historically recorded several significant gold intercepts and rock chip samples within its Mount Isa projects including at prospects such as Elaine, Kalman, Kalman West, Kings-Charlotte, Lake View and El Questro.
It has commenced several low-cost exploration activities with the aim of producing high quality, drill ready targets.
This includes a gold soil sampling program to commence immediately in Hammer’s tenure surrounding the historic high-grade Tick Hill mine.
Koppany shows broad zones of REE mineralisationHammer today also reported results from its State Government Collaborative Exploration Initiative-funded 507m diamond drilling program at the Koppany prospect south-east of the historic Mary Kathleen mine.
The drilling intersected broad zones of visible rare earth element mineralisation (Allanite) and multiple zones of stringer and semi-massive sulphide mineralisation.
“The REE diamond drilling programme at Koppany conducted with the support of the Queensland Government’s critical minerals CEI confirmed the presence of broad zones of REE mineralisation as well as
an adjacent zone of copper mineralisation,” Mr Thomas said.
“These results are currently being compiled and reviewed to determine the next steps at this interesting prospect.”
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