WA1 Resources (ASX:WA1) reports that it has commenced an airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey at its West Arunta iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) project in Western Australia.
The EM survey will comprise over 200 line-kilometres on 400 metre-spaced lines across the project’s hosted Pachpadra and Luni prospects and has commenced with a goal of testing for bedrock conductors.
It is also reported that the EM survey will be completed by privately owned New Resolution Geophysics and will utilise the new generation of helicopter-borne time-domain electromagnetic (HTDEM) systems, the Xcite system.
The EM survey comes following the completion of a maiden 1,745m, seven drillhole drilling program
The EM survey comes following the completion of a maiden 1,745m, seven drillhole drilling program, which was conducted to test the two target exploration zones at the Pachpadra and Luni prospects as announced by the company in August.
Results from the maiden drilling displayed significant zones of hematite alteration and trace-sulphides, consistent with the project’s IOCG target model.
WA1 Resources also notes that limited trial surveying is planned over the Luni target due to the regolith encountered during the maiden drilling program potentially limiting the efficacy of the airborne EM in that area.
WA1 Resources is an ASX-listed company based in Perth, Western Australia, with a goal of discovering a tier one deposit in WA’s under explored regions and creating values for all stakeholders. The company’s West Arunta project is located about 700km west-northwest of the Northern Territory city of Alice Springs and comprises three granted exploration licences covering a total land holding of 267km-square and two exploration licence applications.
Prior to WA1 acquiring the project, the tenements had historical exploration for gold and copper largely in the form of reconnaissance airborne geophysics, limited ground geophysical surveys and soil sampling. Drilling prior to WA1’s maiden drilling program in July, drilling at the project consisted of one diamond drillhole, with a second diamond drillhole in the region being outside of the tenement.
With the EM survey now underway, results from the survey are expected to be released once they have been received and assessed in the coming weeks.
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