Perth-based junior Recharge Metals (ASX: REC) has applied for an additional exploration licence near to its flagship Brandy Hill South copper-gold project in Western Australia.
The new licence is prospective for quartz-sulphide, vein-hosted, copper-gold mineralisation and sits within the Archaean Gullewa greenstone belt in the Murchison Province of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton.
It is located approximately 50 kilometres northeast of Morawa and 50km southwest of Yalgoo within the Yalgoo mineral field.
It is approximately 20km south of the Deflector copper-gold underground operation owned by Silver Lake Resources (ASX: SLR).
The application covers an area of approximately 25sq km within a stratigraphic sequence that comprises an upper association of clastic sediments including shales, sandstone and conglomerate; intermediate and felsic volcanic rocks; and a lower group of mafic and ultramafic greenstones with minor local banded iron formations and oxide and silicate facies.
Recharge managing director Brett Wallace said the application was lodged as part of an ongoing project generation strategy to increase the prospective footprint surrounding Brandy Hill South.
“This new licence demonstrates our strategy of developing current resources and bringing in new value-adding projects at various stages of exploration and development, with the aim of compiling a portfolio of projects and establishing an economic resource,” he said.
“It increases our landholding and footprint around Brandy Hill South, where we recently completed a maiden drilling campaign.”
Earlier this week, the newly-listed explorer reported significant intersections of copper sulphide mineralisation from four holes of the campaign where drilling focused on testing the continuity of mineralisation and extensions along strike.
The holes intersected thick zones occurring within ultramafic dolerites with quartz veining, with three holes terminating in visual copper mineralisation.
Visual estimates of pyrite and chalcopyrite (copper sulphide) abundance were believed to be indicative of copper mineralisation intersected in historic drilling at the project.
Once the new exploration licence is granted, Mr Wallace said the company would embark on further detailed on-ground mapping and geochemical sampling to support the maiden results.