Orion: Major Airborne EM Survey Underway at Prieska

- December 3rd, 2018

The company said that the intensification of near-mine exploration activities follows the successful completion of the mineral resource drill-out of the Prieska deep sulfide target.

Orion Minerals (ASX/JSE:ORN) has announced the commencement of a major SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic survey over its flagship Prieska zinc-copper project in South Africa’s Northern Cape region, as it continues to accelerate its near-mine exploration program.

The company said that the intensification of near-mine exploration activities follows the successful completion of the mineral resource drill-out of the Prieska deep sulfide target and the announcement of an early breakthrough with the recent discovery of a new satellite VMS discovery at the Ayoba prospect, 5.3km south-west of the Prieska project.

As highlighted in the press release:

  • 143km2 high-power SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic survey commences at the Prieska project.
  • The survey is designed to explore for new zinc-copper deposits on Orion’s tenements within the highly prospective Prieska volcanogenic massive sulfide camp.
  • The survey will cover the Prieska zinc-copper deposit itself as well as five satellite deposits and their strike extensions, in order to confirm the geophysical signature of known mineralization and identify potential new drilling targets.
  • The target area has not been covered by modern geophysics since the 1980’s, with the last combined airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey being conducted in 1969.
  • Electromagnetic geophysical methods have a proven discovery record in the Areachap belt and specifically at Prieska.

Click here to read the full Orion Minerals (ASX/JSE:ORN) press release.

Base Metals Outlook 2021


What’s next for the base metals market?

Get the latest Australia Investing stock information

Get the latest information about companies associated with Australia Investing Delivered directly to your inbox.

Australia Investing

Select None
Select All

Leave a Reply