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Empire Metals announces completion of maiden drilling campaign at the Pitfield Project

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Global Mining Review,

Empire Metals, the AIM-quoted resource exploration and development company, has announced that the Company’s maiden Reverse Circulation (RC) drill programme has been completed at the Pitfield Copper Project located in Western Australia, with a total of 3206 m drilled.


  • A maiden, reconnaissance RC drilling campaign has been successfully completed at Pitfield, with samples dispatched to the assay laboratory.
  • Drilling was focused primarily on the Mt Scratch prospect area of the licence where the Company has identified an extensive, highly chargeable-highly resistive anomaly.
  • The drill campaign consisted of 21 RC drill holes covering a total of 3206 m, with the average downhole depth of each hole being approximately 150 m.
  • A key objective of this maiden drill programme was to better understand the geology and to determine the significance of the highly chargeable-highly resistive zones identified from the Dipole-Dipole Induced Polarisation (‘DD-IP’) survey results (announced 6 February 2023).

Shaun Bunn, Managing Director, said: “I am pleased to announce that field activities for the maiden, reconnaissance drilling campaign at Pitfield have now been completed and that the drill samples have been dispatched to our laboratory assay provider, Intertek Minerals located in Perth Western Australia. We have also completed another campaign of soil sampling and further DD-IP surveying activities in March and expect soil assay results and the geophysical data assessment to be available shortly. I look forward to providing further updates in due course as we continue our high impact exploration campaign at Pitfield.”

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