Aruma Resources Identifies High-Priority Targets At Bortala Copper Project

Aruma Resources Ltd (ASX:AAJ) has identified multiple high-priority targets at the Bortala Copper Project in the Mt Isa copper belt of Queensland.

This follows the review of historical exploration focused on available geochemical and geophysical data.

Aruma’s work verified the presence of an outcropping epithermal-like vein at the R9 target, which returned rock chip assays of up to 1.9g/t gold.

Additionally, results from a drilling program at R9 in 1988 returned results including 18 metres at 0.18% copper from 29 metres.

Copper and uranium portfolio

The Bortala Project was recently acquired as part of a portfolio of copper and uranium exploration assets in Queensland and South Australia.

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Notably, the Bortala Project is located immediately south of 29Metals Ltd’s (ASX:29M) high-grade Capricorn Copper Mine which has a resource of 64.8 million tonnes at 1.8% copper.

Multiple targets at Bortala

Bortala is prospective for uranium, stratiform copper-gold and iron-oxide copper gold (IOCG) mineralisation.

The project area is characterised by Haslingden Group rocks which are older than the primary host rocks in the Mt Isa region.

Historical exploration has identified multiple targets, including the priority R9 copper-gold anomaly, Erin, Bull Creek, Nara and E5.

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Significant target footprint

Aruma Resources Managing Director Glenn Grayson said: “Having recently announced the acquisition of the Bortala Project as part of a portfolio of copper and uranium exploration projects, we are encouraged by this initial appraisal of the Project. 

“We see significant potential, highlighting the area around the R9 Copper-Gold Anomaly. Notably, the presence of coincident uranium and copper-gold mineralisation underlines the Project’s IOCG potential, which will be a core focus of our exploration programs.

 “Bortala already displays a significant target footprint, with numerous prospective areas identified, but remains largely under-explored.”

 

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