Mineral exploration company Rincon Resources has made significant progress at its wholly-owned West Arunta project — in Western Australia — as the company has obtained the necessary heritage clearance.
This sets the stage for imminent site works and the initiation of a groundbreaking 1,000 metre diamond drilling program at the Pokali IOCG Prospect.
With the clearance in place, the team is diligently preparing for the site works, which is scheduled to commence soon, followed closely by the drilling activities.
The upcoming drilling program is meticulously designed to include two diamond holes, each extending to a minimum depth of 500 metres.
The primary objective is to probe a deep gravity high anomaly situated beneath the previously identified outcropping IOCG copper-gold mineralisation.
The large gravity high anomaly, which is believed to be the potential source of the known copper-gold mineralisation, is currently under investigation to uncover a deeper, more extensive, and richer zone of copper-gold mineralisation.
Historical drilling and rock-chip sampling at Pokali have consistently indicated the site’s capacity to host a significant copper-gold resource.
This is evidenced by high-grade copper mineralisation spanning an approximate area of 5 kilometres by 1 kilometre.
Notable results from previous drilling efforts include:
- PKC024: 14 metres at 1.00 per cent copper from 168 metres within 62 metres at 0.39 per cent copper from 152 metres
- PKC027: 4 metres at 1.36 per cent copper from 222 metres within 42 metres at 0.33 per cent copper from 196 metres
- PKC023: 6 metres at 1.36 per cent copper from 100 metres within 32 metres at 0.46 per cent copper from 74 metres
- PKC008: 18 metres at 0.52 per cent copper from 76 metres
- PKC022: 16 metres at 0.45 per cent copper from 188 metres
- PKC007: 46 metres at 0.37 per cent copper from 24 metres
- PKC021: 44 metres at 0.30 per cent copper from 66 metres
Rincon Resources Managing Director Gary Harvey stated: “Pokali represents a unique opportunity, it’s clearly a large IOCG system that requires drilling, but there is also the very real possibility of a coincident, or proximal carbonatite-related REE4 system which we recently confirmed with rock-chip sampling returning 0.29 per cent TREO5 , at the western end of the system.
“There’s a lot of activity in the West Arunta Region right now with the likes of WA1 Resources, Encounter Resources, and recently listed CGN Resources all currently drilling for IOCG and/or carbonatite niobium-REE mineralisation”.
The diamond drilling program has garnered support from the Western Australian government, securing an EIS co-funding grant of up to $150,000.
Rincon has a 100 per cent interest in three exploration assets in Western Australia that are highly prospective for copper, gold, REE’s and other critical metals for the energy transition — these are the South Telfer Project, West Arunta Project and Laverton Project.