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Bryah Resources (ASX:BYH) - Managing Director, Neil Marston (right) - The Market Herald
Managing Director, Neil Marston (right)
Source: WA Business News
  • Bryah Resources (BYH) has finished the first phase of its gold reverse circulation drilling program in the Bryah Basin of Western Australia
  • Drilling began on July 4 and aimed to target the Windalah Prospect and a significant electromagnetic (EM) conductor
  • Bryah today announced it had completed seven holes at Windalah, two holes at the Mars Prospect, and two holes at the EM conductor
  • Results from these programs are expected in August and will help the company in future drilling programs
  • Bryah has ended the day 3.28 per cent in the red with shares trading for 5.9 cents each

Bryah Resources (BYH) has finished the first phase of its gold reverse circulation (RC) drilling program in the Bryah Basin of Western Australia.

This drilling program began on July 4 and aimed to target the Windalah Prospect and a significant electromagnetic (EM) conductor.

Windalah prospect

Seven RC holes were drilled at the Windalah Prospect, totalling 1314 metres, on an area with exceptional high-grade gold intersections identified in 2018 and early 2020.

Mars prospect

Additionally, two RC holes were drilled at the Mars Prospect, totalling 231 metres, where historical drilling intersected gold mineralisation along a 500-metre long zone.

Results from both of these prospects are expected to be reported on in August.

Electromagnetic conductor

Finally, two deep RC holes were drilled at a bedrock conductor, PH1, that was identified via a versatile time-domain electromagnetic (VTEM) survey in 2018.

This conductor lies seven kilometres north of Bryah's Peak Hill Gold Mine and 65 kilometres west of Sandfire Resources' (SFR) DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine.

Historically, three shallow RC holes were drilled in 2018 but they were too shallow to test the electromagnetic source. As a result, no mineralisation or significant pathfinder elements — lead, silver, bismuth, copper, zinc — were observed above the modelled conductors.

These two recently completed holes were designed to test the modelled conductors to provide sufficient information for follow-up downhole electromagnetic (DHEM) surveying.

A DHEM survey team arrived on site on July 11 and successfully completed a series of multi-loop DHEM surveys over both holes.

Detailed modelling of the DHEM survey data is currently underway and results will help Bryah identify an updated EM plate to target in the near future.

"We have successfully completed this initial RC drilling program, one of several drilling campaigns we plan to undertake over the remainder of 2020 to test some of our excellent gold and copper targets," Managing Director Nail Marston commented.

"At the PH1 EM target, we drill tested a conductor zone modelled from airborne and ground EM surveys," he said.

"The DHEM survey results are extremely encouraging and we expect to undertake further drilling at PH1 as soon as all our interpretive work is completed in August," he added.

Bryah has ended the day 3.28 per cent in the red with shares trading for 5.9 cents each in a $7.405 million market cap.


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