Following the success of the first iteration, Estrella Resources recommenced the diamond drilling project at its Carr Boyd Rocks Ni/Cu Project (CBLC). But the mining company has moved past its diamond goal. Now, they’re hunting for nickel and copper sulphide sources.
Located approximately 80km north, north-east of Kalgoorlie Western Australia, the CBLC is a 75km2 layered mafic igneous complex with several occurrences of nickel and copper sulphides.
The renewed vigour at Carr Boyd comes weeks after a year-end break from diamond drilling activities along CBLC, at its T5 nickel-copper discovery.
“Last year’s diamond drilling campaign at Carr Boyd was an outstanding success,” Estrella Resources CEO Chris Daws stated.
According to Estrella, diamond drilling of T5 should allow the company to extract sulphide from at the historic Carr Boyd mine which CEO Daws believes is a reserve for high-grade massive sulphide.
“The strongly mineralised conduit has been interested in multiple diamond drill holes at T5 and providing our team with a clear geological model,” said Daws.
At a grade of 6% nickel and 3% copper, massive sulphide at Carr Boyd makes a compelling case for further exploration.
“We have discovered what is now clearly looking very much like a ‘feeder’ to the CBLC and the hunt is now well and truly on in 2021 to uncover the massive and copper sulphide source I have always believed existed at Carr Boyd,” Daws added.