Artemis Resources Limited (ASX:ARV) has provided its quarterly report for the period ending 31 December 2021.
In late 2021 Artemis completed drilling at four holes in Phase One of the Atlas and Apollo programme. Phase 1 of the Atlas and Apollo programme has paused for the peak summer break. Rigs will recommence as soon as the short peak summer season ends, typically at the end of February/early March.
Four holes have been completed to length of between 623m and 810m. A 5th hole on pad AP4 (GDRCD008) was lost at ~240m depth still in Permian cover. It will be restarted in Q1 2022.
Hole GDRCD007 drilled from the Apollo, AP3 pad intersected several zones of particularly encouraging geology on the contact and within a ~84m interval of an altered diorite intrusion. Observations of GDRC0007 core reveal a high-temperature alteration suite of massive dolomitic marble at ~530m followed by intermittent/sporadic and in places very intense Silica–Calcite–Chlorite–Actinolite +/- Biotite with abundant Pyrite and minor Chalcopyrite in veins, halos and minor breccia infill over individual widths up to 0.5m between ~535m and ~560m downhole. Core processing is in progress and some sample intervals have already been despatched for assay.
The Company’s immediate priorities are to follow-up on the highly encouraging geology encountered in GDRCD007, to complete the hole at AP4 and drill the main gravity anomaly centre beneath the AP1, 2 and AP3 pads.
Carlow Castle Au-Cu-Co Project
Results from the recent drilling campaign have returned outstanding results from the Carlow project areas.
High-grade East Zone intercepts occur at depth and continue to define the mineralised shoots down-dip and outside the 2021 optimised pit shell.
- 20m @ 2.06g/t Au, 0.40% Cu, 0.254% Co, from 258m – ARC359
- 3m @ 21.91g/t Au, 0.80% Cu, 0.01% Co, from 246m – ARC355
- 6m @ 4.61g/t Au, 0.44% Cu, 0.02% Co, from 294m – ARC356
- 1m @ 25.10g/t Au, 0.43% Cu, 0.01% Co, from 245.00 m
Very high-grade West Zone shoots occur at shallow depths and appear to open in multiple directions both down-dip from near surface and also laterally.
- 13m @ 5.86g/t Au, 0.21% Cu, 0.137% Co from 58m – ARC317
- 3m @ 11.39g/t Au, 6.82% Cu, 0.06% Co from 108m – ARC318
- 3m @ 4.22g/t Au, 1.18% Cu, 0.24% Co from 127m – ARC327
- 5m @ 2.90g/t Au, 0.62% Cu, 0.55% Co from 79m – ARC332
Step-out exploration drilling at the Crosscut Zone encountered a high tenor of copper mineralisation, which suggests Crosscut Zone is as much a high-grade copper deposit as it is a gold deposit.
Exceptional results from step-out exploration drilling at Crosscut Zone – that is outside any previous resource shell – has been intersected in the recent drill programme.
Currently only half of the Crosscut Zone trend (~230m) has been tested, with an additional ~225m of strike length to the South yet to be drilled. A potential parallel zone to the East is also yet to be tested. Both will be drilled as soon as possible in Q1 2022.
Twelve RC holes were targeted to test the system near surface and at depth, with the better intersections being:
- 22m @ 2.23g/t Au, 1.39% Cu, 0.457% Co from 247m – ARC344
- 7m @ 5.23g/t Au, 0.74% Cu, 0.54% Co from 286m – ARC344
- 13m @ 5.95g/t Au, 5.00% Cu, 0.689% Co from 42m – ARC 338
- 10m @ 1.6g/t Au, 2.11% Cu, 0.34% Co from 16m – ARC338
- 4m @ 2.59g/t Au, 0.95% Cu, 0.02% Co from 80m – ARC338
- 7m @ 1.90g/t Au, 2.35% Cu, 0.009% Co from 126m – ARC342
- 2m @ 19.36g/t Au, 1.58% Cu, 0.05% Co from 243m – ARC342
Chapman Prospect located ~ 1km Southeast of Carlow Project and ~250m from the historic Good Luck workings thought to be a structural repeat of the Carlow host sequence.
Two wide-spaced RC holes, GLC007 and GLC008 targeting VTEM anomalies were drilled at the Chapman Prospect to the Southeast of Good Luck.
Hole GLC007 was successful and intersected:
- 10m @ 3.40% Cu, 1.75g/t Au and 24.65g/t Ag from 116m, including:
- 5m @ 6.23% Cu, 3.01g/t Au, 45.32g/t Ag, from 117m
- 3m @ 1.73% Cu, 1.04g/t Au, 12.67g/t Ag from 138m
Follow-up Ultrafine soil sampling have defined regional structures responsible for hosting mineralisation and appears coincident with a regional magnetic trend.
DHEM survey completed recently with modelling results pending and follow-up drilling planned for early in 2022.