- Antipa Minerals (AZY) will soon begin diamond and aircore drilling programs at the Minyari Dome Project in the Paterson Province of Western Australia
- Drilling will include 3800 metres of diamond drilling at the Minyari and WACA deposits and is aimed at increasing the size and grade of both deposits
- Antipa will also undertake a 3000-metre aircore drilling program to test previously identified targets
- Additionally, a single 350-metre diamond hole will be drilled at the nearby Judes deposit to evaluate high-grade mineralisation
- Company shares are up a slight 2.04 per cent and are trading for five cents
Antipa Minerals (AZY) will soon begin diamond and aircore drilling programs at the Minyari Dome Project in the Paterson Province of Western Australia.
The project covers a 144-square kilometre area and is located within 35 kilometres of Newcrest Mining’s Telfer gold-copper-silver mine and 75 kilometres of Rio Tinto’s Winu copper-gold-silver project.
All up, 3800 metres of resource definition diamond drilling will be conducted at the Minyari and WACA deposits. Together, these deposits host high-grade mineral resource estimates of 732,000 ounces of gold at two grams per tonne and 26,000 tonnes of copper at 0.24 per cent.
The diamond drilling is aimed at potentially increasing the size and grade of both deposits. It will sample material that is needed to conduct future metallurgical test work.
Antipa is also about to embark on a 3000-metre aircore drilling program to test high-priority targets that were identified last year. These targets are potentially related to gold and copper sulphide-bearing mineral systems.
Additionally, the company will drill the Judes copper, silver and gold deposit which is located two kilometres north of the Minyari deposit.
Drilling is aimed at evaluating the style and shoot controls for the previously identified high-grade mineralisation which remains open down-dip and along strike.
So far, a single 350-metre diamond hole is planned for Judes.
Assay results from all three programs are expected from late this quarter through to early next quarter.
Company shares are up a slight 2.04 per cent and are trading for five cents at 11:26 am AEST.