AuKing Mining Ltd (ASX:AKN) has begun drilling at its flagship copper-zinc project, Koongie Park, in Western Australia, to target prospective anomalies discovered during down-hole electromagnetic (DHEM) surveying.
The company is focusing on conductive sources that are ‘offset’ from known mineralisation in the Onedin and Sandiego prospects, which were discovered in DHEM surveys earlier this year.
Drilling will take place in the following areas:
Onedin DHEM extension, Sandiego DHEM extension, Onedin South geophysical anomalies, Sandiego 700-meter water bore target zone, Emull, and Magnetic anomaly discovered on E80/4960 in 2021.
The company estimates that the programme will require 7,500 metres of drilling over 6-8 weeks, with a total cost of $1.5 million.
Reverse circulation (RC) drilling preliminary portable x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (pXRF) results and ongoing assay results will be reported as they become available.
AuKing plans to drill-test strong conductive sources near known mineralisation, as well as shallow mineralisation and a geophysical anomaly 500 metres south of the main Onedin resource.
At Sandiego, the company plans to focus on a strong conductive body discovered in DHEM surveying to the northeast of the main deposit, as well as a prospective area 700 metres to the north, discovered during the drilling of a water bore and well beyond known mineralized zones at Koongie.
The last two targets are shallow mineralisation at Emull discovered in drilling by a previous tenure owner, and a geophysical anomaly discovered in 2021 on exploration licence E80/4960.