Lantern East represents a compelling nickel target with an EM anomaly occurring on the margin of a large intrusive rock unit with the top of the target between 140 metres and 180 metres below surface.
Up to 1,000 metres of diamond drilling is scheduled to establish the cause of the EM response and whether it is related to nickel sulphide mineralisation.
Galileo managing director Brad Underwood said: “This is our first drilling program of the year and we have a well-defined target to test at our Lantern East prospect.
“Our previous drilling in the area showed that we have the right rocks and we are now at the stage of testing the modelled conductors to determine whether they are related to nickel.
“Subsurface conductors can have several sources and it is up to the drill rig to reveal what we have in the ground.
“This is an exciting part of the exploration process and we look forward to updating the market as results become available.”
The company will initially test the target with two drill holes with planned depths of 300 metres each.
The initial drilling is expected to take around 10 days to finish with a market update and assays to follow.