Galileo Mining (ASX:GAL) - Managing Director, Brad Underwood
Managing Director, Brad Underwood
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  • Galileo Mining (GAL) kicks off a reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign at the Delta Blues prospect in Western Australia’s Fraser Range nickel belt
  • The 1000-metre program will include five holes being drilled to test the top of electromagnetic conductors at two targets within the prospect
  • This work will aim to help identify the source of modelled EM anomalies
  • RC drilling is expected to take two weeks to complete, with assays from the current campaign set to inform follow-up diamond drilling later in the year
  • Galileo’s shares are up 6.78 per cent at 31.5 cents each at 11:15 am AEST

Galileo Mining (GAL) has kicked off a reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign at the Delta Blues prospect in Western Australia’s Fraser Range nickel belt.

The 1000-metre program will include five holes being drilled to test the top of electromagnetic (EM) conductors at two targets within the prospect.

One of these conductors, at the DB1 target, starts 175 metres below surface while the other begins just 125 metres from surface at DB2.

The work aims to help identify the source of modelled EM anomalies.

According to Galileo, this type of anomaly can have various sources, including mineralised sulphides. The company anticipates RC drilling will provide critical data to inform follow-up diamond drilling at the site later in the year.

Commenting on the RC program, GAL’s managing director Brad Underwood said he was excited to see the first deep drilling start at Delta Blues.

“The quality of the modelled EM conductors combined with the magnetic and gravity interpretations provide a strong case for potential sulphide mineralisation,” he said.

“RC drilling will deliver a good test of the near surface sections of the DB1 and DB2 targets. The present drilling campaign is expected to take two weeks to complete and we look forward to updating the market as results become available.”

Galileo Mining shares were up 6.78 per cent at 31.5 cents each at 11:15 am AEST.

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