- Peel Mining (PEX) has received more encouraging copper results from drilling at its Wirlong deposit which is part of the South Cobar Project in NSW
- Resource definition drilling is testing the upper 300-metre section of the Wirlong Central Zone for high-grade copper mineralisation
- The latest results include copper and silver grades of up to 4.1 per cent and 22g/t, respectively
- The 15,000-metre drilling program is ongoing and expected to wrap up in the June quarter
- Peel Mining ended Thursday’s session a slight 2 per cent in the green to close at 25.5 cents
Peel Mining (PEX) has announced more high-grade copper intercepts from its South Cobar Project in western New South Wales.
A resource definition drilling program is targeting the Wirlong deposit to test the upper 300 metres of the Wirlong Central Zone where high-grade copper mineralisation is present.
Pleasingly, the latest results have returned strong copper intercepts including 42 metres at 1.26 per cent copper, 5g/t silver from 258 metres including nine metres at 4.1 per cent copper, 15g/t silver from 270 metres, and 3.61 metres at 3.12 per cent copper, 25g/t silver from 165 metres.
These build on previous high-grade copper results which include 15 metres at 3.8 per cent copper, 17g/t silver, 0.04g/t gold from 255 metres including six metres at 8.64 per cent copper, 37g/t silver, 0.11g/t gold from 255 metres.
“Wirlong keeps producing excellent copper hits and, encouragingly, is indicating good vertical spatial continuity between intercepts,” Managing Director Rob Tyson said.
“These results, coupled with the visuals and XRF analyses for drillholes still to be reported, assist in our goal of defining a high-grade maiden copper resource at Wirlong,” Rob added.
Up to 15,000 metres of drilling is being undertaken and the program is expected to wrap up in the June quarter.
Peel Mining ended Thursday’s session a slight 2 per cent in the green to close at 25.5 cents.