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Thor Mining commences Ragged Range drilling programme

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The directors of Thor Mining plc have announced the commencement of the maiden drilling programme at the company's 100% owned Ragged Range Project, located in Eastern Pilbara, Western Australia.

Project highlights

  • 3000 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling programme underway.
  • First ever drilling in the Ragged Range Project area to test robust gold anomalies.
  • Up to 10 soil targets to be drill tested at the Sterling Prospect.
  • Targeting Archaean shear hosted gold adjacent to significant regional structures.
  • Thor Mining awarded AUS$160 000 from the Western Australia government under the Government EIS Co-funded grants programme to drill test stream and soil gold anomalies at the Sterling Prospect.

Nicole Galloway Warland, Managing Director of Thor Mining, commented: “After a series of successful and systematic stream and soil programmes, it is exciting to be commencing our maiden RC drilling programme at the Sterling Prospect, Ragged Range.

“These are robust geochemical targets in the central portion of the Sterling Prospect, within the highly prospective 13 km structurally controlled gold anomalous corridor, defined by Thor associated with the mafic-ultramafic contact within the Kelly Greenstone Belt. With the programme anticipated to take 4 – 6 weeks, drill results are expected from early November 2021.”

Thor's maiden RC drilling programme at Sterling Prospect, Ragged Range, has commenced. The programme is designed to test eight strong gold anomalies at Sterling Central and Sterling South prospects, defined from soil and stream sediment sampling programs. Approximately 10 – 12 drilling lines are designed to cover the anomalies, with drill holes angled -60° toward the west, near perpendicular to the structural controls of the dominant faulted contact between the Euro Basalt and the Dalton Suite ultra-mafics. Drill depths will range from approximately 50 – 120 m.

Western Australia-based DDSR Australia Pty Ltd has been contracted to complete the RC drilling programme. The 3000 m programme is anticipated to take 4 – 6 weeks, with samples being freighted to Bureau Veritas laboratory in Adelaide South Australia for analysis.

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