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  • Battery Minerals (BAT) has identified highly prospective copper and gold targets at its Stavely-Stawell Gold-Copper Project in Western Victoria
  • Battery Minerals obtained WorldView-3 satellite images, which identified alteration targets associated with mapped mineralisation in prospective host rocks
  • The identified targets will be drilled as part of a 5000-metre aircore program
  • The company is now in the process of acquiring and applying a combination of data sets to generate new targets and narrow its focus in preparation for drilling
  • The program will look to identify areas of extensive gold mineralisation and remains on track to commence later in April 2021
  • Battery Minerals last traded at 2.1 cents

Battery Minerals (BAT) has identified highly prospective copper and gold targets at its Stavely-Stawell Gold-Copper Project in Western Victoria.

The company obtained WorldView-3 satellite images, which identified alteration targets associated with mapped mineralisation in prospective host rocks.

The WorldView-3 satellite provides remote sensing satellite technology to assist with mineral exploration at high resolution project scales.

The identified targets will be drilled as part of a 5000-metre aircore program, starting later this month. The satellite imagery also identified further targets in copper prospective host rocks, which the company plans to drill in June.

Additionally, datasets highlighted priority areas for soil geochemistry.

David Flanagan, the Managing Director of Battery Minerals says the satellite images are important as they provide more evidence of exploration potential at the Stavely-Stawell project.

“The WorldView-3 satellite images highlight alteration associated with anomalous soil geochemistry, gold workings, historical drilling intercepts and prospective rock units along strike from known discoveries or mines,” said David Flanagan.

As part of its systematic exploration campaign, the company has identified geological trends with known sightings of gold, copper and other base metals.

The company is now in the process of acquiring and applying a combination of data sets to generate new targets ahead of drilling.

Battery Minerals is applying the latest exploration techniques across a strike length of roughly 67 kilometres to look for substantial alteration systems capable of delivering significant discoveries.

With the recent acquisition of this WorldView-3 satellite data, the company has now compiled historical drilling, soil geochemistry, rock chip sampling, geological mapping, magnetic and electro-magnetic surveys.

The 5000-metre aircore program, looking to identify areas of extensive gold mineralisation, remains on track to commence later in April this year.

Battery Minerals last traded at 2.1 cents.

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