Concordia Project Update

 RNS Number : 7902X

Galileo Resources PLC

10 May 2016

Galileo Resources Plc

(“Galileo” or “the Company”)

 

Concordia Project Update:

Independent Modelling on Klondike Prospect and Mineralisation on Homeep East Area

 

Galileo (AIM: GLR), the exploration and development mining company, is pleased to announce two updates at its Concordia Project (the “Concession”): first are the results of the independent Minxcon Consulting non-Code compliant resource ore-body modelling on the Klondike prospect and second that the Company has identified, from its acquired extensive data base, a further previous exploration area of interest, namely Homeep East – one of several exploration areas in the Concession.  Homeep East hosts a population of holes drilled in order to examine the presence of copper (Cu) and its association with rock mineralisation type.

 

Klondike, which is on the southwestern edge of the Concession in the Northern Cape of South Africa is one of five identified and drilled open-pitable prospects hosting potential massive bulk Cu-mineralized zones. The additional areas, such as Homeep East, identified by the Company, will add to this list of potential prospects.

 

Homeep East is approximately 14 kilometres (km) southeast of Rietberg, the first exploration area identified (as announced on 27 April 2016), and some 5 to 7 km east of the group of prospects previously modelled and announced.

The Company has now announced the resource modelling results for four of the five open-pittable prospects and has analysed the data in relation to two additional prospects on the Concession.

The O’okiep Copper Company Ltd (OCC) and others generated, in the early 1970s, the data base, on which this release and all the drilling results and resource modelling data are based.  

 

Highlights *

 

Klondike

·     Minxcon based its model on geologic core logging and assays of 74 drill holes

 

·     Copper  (Cu) tonnes and grade are significant and Cu grades are similar to large copper open pits being mined globally

 

·     Klondike modelled at 2.10 million tonnes assaying 0.63% from surface to 200 meters (m)

and at 2.51 million tonnes assaying 0.57% Cu at a 0.2% Cu cut-off

 

·     Modelling and optimisation continues on other prospects within the Concession and on

Identifying key trends and structures driving the mineralisation. 

 

 

 

Homeep East (Previous Exploration)  

·     Wide mineralised down-hole runs of between 43 m to 49 m thick with weighted-average assays  ranging from 1.14 % Cu to 0.88% Cu  –  refer to Table 1

 

·     High-grade intersections, include 19.8 m assaying 1.21% Cu  (from 143.6 m to 163.4 m); 29.9 m assaying 1.23% Cu (from 104.4m to 134.4m); and 7.7m assaying 1.27% Cu (from 130.0 m to 107.7m)  –  refer to Table 2

 

·     3D and resource estimate modeling to continue May-June

 

·     Other Concordia copper-rich areas emerging with similar characteristics to Rietberg and Klondike

 

·       Modeling focusing on diorite rock type, which was previously dismissed by mining               companies with an underground mission for high grades.

 

* all grades reported at 0.35% Cu cut-off unless stated otherwise

 

Colin Bird Chairman and CEO said: “These again are  good results adding to our growing Concordia copper data base. Large tracts of diorite thoughout the Concession appear to have been ignored or only partly explored and dismissed.  The emerging exploration model is exciting in its potential for both size and  higher than normal copper grades for surface mining. We continue to work throught our acquired  data base.”

 

Klondike

The Klondike prospect was modelled on two separate but closely and spatially related mineralized zones. The zones together extend some 700 m on strike, and vary in width between 4 m and 20 m (zone1) and   5m to 40m (zone2).  Mineralised lithologies have been modelled from surface to   220 m.

 

Minxcon’s estimation and modelling processes included adopting, in outline, the following:  

· Median SGs (densities) used from literature per rock type within the mineralised zones were   2.9 (2.9 t/m3) for basic rocks norite and diorite, 2.75 (2.75 t/m3) for anorthosite and 2.65 (2.65 t/m3) for granite & gneiss;

· Geological wireframes were generated defining contiguous zones of host lithologies;

· Drillholes were composited to approximately 1.8m for best fit in the Wireframe;

· Classical statistics were conducted on raw and composited samples; and   

· Omni-directional variograms and down hole variograms were constructed to define search    parameters.

 

 

 

Homeep East

 

Table  1    Summary – selected drillhole results **

 

Drill Hole

From

To

Down-hole

Weighted average

Assay

% Cu

 HEU  no.

(m)

(m)

(m)

214

53.0

89.0

36.0

0.71

300

125.6

170.4

44.8

0.89

330

104.4

147.6

43.2

1.14

333

120.0

137.8

17.8

1.34

336

87.7

137.0

49.3

0.88

338

89.3

137.7

48.4

0.92

339

149.0

164.4

15.4

1.31

340

128.3

138.2

9.9

1.22

 

**extracted from OCC drillhole data of the early 1970’s  – More detailed  data in Table 2 below

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2    Homeep East results for selected mineralised drillholes ***  

 

Drillhole

From

To

Down-hole

length (DHL)

DHL weighted

average assay (a)

HEU  no.

m

m

m

% Cu

214

53.0

89.0

36.0

0.71

incl

53.9

69.2

15.2

1.14

227

20.7

32.9

12.2

0.62

240

4.9

16.8

11.9

0.41

300

125.6

170.4

44.8

0.89

incl

125.6

134.4

8.8

0.98

incl

143.6

163.4

19.8

1.21

330

104.4

147.6

43.2

1.14

incl

104.4

134.3

29.9

1.23

333

120.0

137.8

17.8

1.34

336

87.7

137.0

49.3

0.88

338

89.3

137.7

48.4

0.92

incl

89.3

124.0

34.7

0.95

incl

130.0

137.7

7.7

1.27

339

149.0

164.4

15.4

1.31

340

128.3

138.2

9.9

1.22

 

***extracted from the OCC drillhole data of the early 1970’s

a)  Weighted averages are calculated by summing the product of the DHL of each of the intersections assayed AND its assay (SUM);  and dividing the SUM by the total DHL of the intersection –  using >0.35% Cu for the beginning and end of  the selected  mineralised intersection.

 

General

Galileo has the right to earn-in a 51% beneficial interest in the Concordia copper project, by way of 51% beneficial shareholding in Shirley Hayes IPK (Pty) Ltd (“SHIP”) on expenditure of ZAR10million (approximately GBP500 000) over 14 months on exploration and development. SHIP holds the copper prospecting rights to the 36,373-hectare (19km2) Project Area in the OKiep Copper District in the Namaqualand Complex in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Galileo continues to review the Data Base, which comprises extensive geological exploration data including mapping sampling, geophysics, and some 1 300km of drilling from previous exploration by others including OCC in the Okiep Copper district and the Project Area.

 

Further details are available from the Company’s website which details the Company’s project portfolio as well as a copy of this announcement: www.galileoresources.com

 

You can also follow Galileo on Twitter: @GalileoResource

 

ENDS

 

Technical Sign-Off

Andrew Sarosi, Director of Galileo, who holds a B.Sc. Metallurgy and M.Sc. Engineering, University of Witwatersrand and is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, is a “qualified person” as defined under the AIM Rules for Companies and a competent person under the reporting standards. The technical parts of this announcement have been prepared under Andrew’s supervision and he has approved the release of this announcement.

For further information, please contact:

 

Galileo Resources PLC

Colin Bird, Chairman

Tel +44 (0) 20 7581 4477 

Andrew Sarosi, Executive Director

Tel +44 (0) 1752 221937

Beaumont Cornish Limited   Nomad  

Roland Cornish/James  Biddle

Tel +44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Beaufort Securities Limited – Broker

Jon Belliss

Tel +44 (0) 20 7382 8416

 


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