The Mount Labouchere prospect is located on flat open terrain with excellent access, being within 700 metres of the Ashburton Downs Road.
Notably, seven rock chip samples were collected with three samples recording high-grade manganese over 45%, with the highest value of 51.4% manganese.
In addition, a total of three rock chip samples were collected from an area 500 metres to the north of the recently identified Brumby Creek Prospect.
Laboratory results from one of the samples recorded an outstanding 54.5% manganese, the highest manganese grade reported in sampling by the company this year.
The Mt Labouchere manganese occurrence lies within the Horseshoe Formation and is indicative of channel style manganese deposition, consisting of cemented pisolites and more angular manganese lithics, overlying massive consolidated manganese.
Manganese samples - laboratory results
Although thinly bedded, in the region of 1-2 metres, it has the potential to be a shallow paleochannel deposit and amenable to simple mining.
The identification of high-grade manganese in outcrops within the Horseshoe Formation at Mount Labouchere is considered to be significant as it demonstrates that the whole of the Horseshoe Formation, from the Mudderwearie and Devils Hill prospects in the south-east through to Mount Labouchere in the north-west, is prospective for high-grade manganese mineralisation.
Bryah has tenure over the majority of the Horseshoe Formation, with about 60 line kilometres of this linear feature under its control.
Satellite imagery showing Mount Labouchere Prospect and rock chip sample points
Bryah managing director Neil Marston said: “This year our manganese exploration work has successfully focussed on reconnaissance and sampling across a large part of the Horseshoe Formation.
“As a consequence we are now well set to undertake an extensive shallow drilling programme of several newly identified manganese targets, commencing in early 2019.
“Given our dominant land holding over the Horseshoe Range, Bryah Resources Limited has an excellent opportunity to define shallow economic manganese resources in the near future.”