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Drilling Underway At Major Greenfields Target - Pelicano

Alvo Minerals Limited (ASX: ALV) (“Alvo” or the “Company”) is pleased announce it has commenced drill testing the high-priority greenfields Pelicano prospect, a new Volcanic hosted Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) prospect within the Palma Project (“Palma” or “the project”) located in central Brazil.


  • Diamond drilling is underway on the first “Discovery” greenfields regional target generated by Alvo’s in- house technical team within the Palma VMS Project in Brazil.
  • The Pelicano prospect (“Pelicano”) has been ranked by Alvo as a high priority new target based on a 1.2km long Fixed Loop Electromagnetic (“FLEM”) conductor which is co-incident with a high chargeability Induced Polarisation (“IP”) response and coincident anomalous geochemistry.
  • Pelicano is located approximately 1km west of the C3 deposit, on a similar orientation and in a similar geological setting.
  • Drilling was initiated in late January 2023 and Alvo expects to reach target depth by mid-February 2023.
The Company has commenced a series of diamond holes to test this new target which is located in proximity to the high-grade C3 deposit and presents similar exploration characteristics.

Rob Smakman, Alvo’s Managing Director commented on the Pelicano Prospect:

"We are incredibly excited to test this major anomaly, having first defined the Pelicano prospect in Q3 CY22 after completing a FLEM survey that showed an unexpected high tenor anomaly.

“After inversion of the FLEM, additional lines were completed and we quickly built an understanding of the extensive size of the conductor at Pelicano. At over 1.2km in strike length, it’s the biggest anomaly we have seen to date at Palma. What makes Pelicano especially interesting is that the conductor wasn’t identified through the historic aerial EM survey (VTEM) completed in 2008 due to the cover.

“We spent time building on our interpretation, including completing IP surveys, mapping and geochemistry. We are now at a point where we have multiple pieces of geological evidence that all support drill testing this highly compelling and major target. We are excited to be undertaking our first hole at this target as drilling will be the ultimate test of the conductor.”

Diamond Drilling at Pelicano

Diamond drilling is underway on hole PDP-074 at the Pelicano Prospect, which is a new prospect within the Palma VMS project (see Figures 1 & 2). Drilling will target the anomalies generated by Alvo’s Brazilian exploration team which have combined to form a compelling co-incident drill target.
Pelicano was identified through a review of historical geochemical sampling results where a co-incident, first order anomaly of Zn, Cu and Pb was noted over ~600m in strike length. Due to the presence of this discrete soil anomaly and its proximity to the high-grade C3 deposit, an additional FLEM survey loop (Loop 3 in Figure 2) was completed.

This article includes content from Alvo Minerals, licensed for the purpose of publishing on Investing News Australia. This article does not constitute financial product advice. It is your responsibility to perform proper due diligence before acting upon any information provided here. Please refer to our full disclaimer here.
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