This multi-rig drill program will follow up the recent zinc-lead discovery at Chinook prospect and will comprise 30,000 metres of diamond and reverse circulation (RC) drilling aiming to understand the style of mineralisation, scope out the discovery and make further new discoveries.
Following on from a recent $40 million capital raising, Rumble is now fully funded to expedite scoping out of the Chinook discovery and other regional prospects.
Diamond drilling at Chinook will include twinning RC drill holes to provide metallurgical samples for test-work, RC drill-hole reconciliation and a greater geological understanding of the system.
The diamond drill rig is on-site and has started drilling.
A 27,000-metre RC drill program will begin shortly with drill contracts being awarded.
One RC rig is being mobilised to site this week with the second and third RC rigs anticipated to mobilise over the coming weeks, subject to overruns from prior jobs.
The RC drilling is designed to scope out the mineralisation along strike.
Regional prospects including Magazine
Rumble will begin a regional-scale RC drill program over the coming months along the highly prospective >12 kilometres of strike in granted E69/3464 looking for new discoveries throughout the Earaheedy Project, given that the style of mineralisation lends itself to multiple large tonnage deposits.
The 30 kilometres of prospective strike in the adjacent and contiguous E69/3787 is still in application.
Rumble is working through the process for grant which is anticipated to takesix6 months and will be progressed in parallel to activities at E69/3464.
Rumble has started a gravity program over the Chinook prospect to aid in enhancing drill target generation which will tie in with the passive seismic and airborne magnetics already completed.
Phase-1 drilling assays
On April 19 Rumble announced a major zinc-lead discovery at the Chinook prospect after fast-tracking two holes for assay.
Assays from the remainder of the drilling are anticipated shortly.
Once all assays are received and analysed, Rumble will release a comprehensive announcement of the results and the next steps, which include this drill program.