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Rumble Resources Commences Braeside VTEM Survey

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
THE DRILL SERGEANT: Rumble Resources (ASX: RTR) has commenced a helicopter-borne electromagnetic geophysical (VTEM) survey at the company’s Braeside zinc – lead project, located east of Marble Bar in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Rumble Resources said the VTEM survey is stage 2 of the first modern systematic exploration program to be conducted at the project, which is host to the historic Ragged Hills small scale mine which produced lead, silver and zinc from 1901 to 1959.

“VTEM is a proven exploration tool in discovering large scale base metal deposits and is consistent with Rumble’s exploration strategy of using advanced exploration techniques and cutting-edge, modern technology,” the company said in its ASX announcement.

Rumble said the VTEM survey will cover an area of approximately 450 line kilometres at flight line spacings (perpendicular to stratigraphy) of 400m and has been designed to locate conductors that are associated with mineralisation that may represent first order VMS drill targets.

Historic airborne Tempest AEM has given the company  confidence that there are no, or very minor, lithological conductors such as graphitic shales along the known base metal mineralised system at the project.

Rumble anticipates the program to take one week to complete with the analysis of the results expected to be completed by the end of August 2017.