Thundelarra Exploration has restarted the uranium drilling in the Pine Creek Orogen in the Northern Territory, with a 5,500m reverse circulation (RC) program starting at the Hayes Creek project in Australia.
This program will test five prospects, including follow up of high grade intercepts produced during the last phase of drilling at Bella Rose (6m at 1,415ppm U3O8) and Mt Osborne South (2m at 971 ppm U3O8).
The other three targets are as yet untested by drilling, but host high order radiometric anomalies coincident with significant structural features, according to the company.
At the Allamber project, interpretation of geophysical data, geological mapping and previous drill results has generated several priority targets that will be evaluated with a 3,500m RC drilling program slated to begin next week.
Thundelarra’s first phase of drilling at Allamber in late 2009 produced a number of highly encouraging results including 10m at 458ppm U3O8 in hole TAL013RC and 5m at 1,016ppm U3O8 in hole TAL011RC.
It is likely that additional diamond core holes will be drilled to help define the northern limit of high grade mineralization prior to undertaking resource estimation at the end of the field season.
Drilling is also continuing at the Ngalia Basin project in central Australia where earlier this year, hole THG006MD intersected paleochannel style uranium mineralization.
Step-out holes are being drilled on a 400m by 400m grid around the discovery hole in order to define the extent of the channel and uranium mineralization.
By next week, Thundelarra will have four drilling rigs in operation, including the RC drill currently at work on the Red Bore copper/gold project.