Black Canyon (ASX:BCA) - Executive Director, Brendan Cummins
Executive Director, Brendan Cummins
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  • Black Canyon (BCA) begins a large infill and extensional reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Flanagan Bore project in Western Australia
  • The drilling program will focus on an outcropping manganese subset of the current mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 104 million tonnes at 10.5 per cent manganese
  • Extensional drilling will also be undertaken to outline potential additional shale enriched manganese tonnage between the FB3 and LR1 deposits
  • Black Canyon will then drill the L1, TF1, FB2, FB5 and FB6 prospects to improve the tonnage potential and understanding
  • Black Canyon remained steady at $0.30 per share at the close of trading on Monday

Black Canyon (BCA) has begun a large infill and extensional reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Flanagan Bore project in Western Australia.

The drilling program will focus on an outcropping manganese subset of the current mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 104 million tonnes at 10.5 per cent manganese.

The drill spacing will be reduced from 200-metre lines and 100-metre centred holes to 100-metre spaced lines and 100-metre centred holes.

Further, the drill density will be doubled which should enable the indicated mineral resources to be upgraded to measured.

This will allow Black Canyon to undertake detailed feasibility and associated mining and processing studies.

Extensional drilling will also be undertaken to outline potential additional shale enriched manganese tonnage between the FB3 and LR1 deposits.

Black Canyon will then drill the L1, TF1, FB2, FB5 and FB6 prospects to improve the tonnage potential and understanding.

Additionally, metallurgical test work is continuing at Flanagan Bore with initial assays expected in June.

“Following on from our successful maiden drill program in December 2021, and resulting large-scale, high-quality manganese mineral resource estimate announced in April, Black Canyon has fast-tracked the mobilisation of an RC drill rig to commence the infill and extension drilling at Flanagan Bore,” Executive Director Brendan Cummins said.

“We are also taking this opportunity to complete a first pass drill program on outcropping manganese enriched shales linking the LR1 and FB3 deposits to identify potential shallow higher-grade mineralisation and to grow the mineral resources across the project.”

Black Canyon remained steady at $0.30 per share at the close of trading on Monday.

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