Revolver Resources identifies iron oxide targets on the Dianne copper project

Revolver’s data alteration processing highlighted multiple prioritized anomalies for immediate follow-up by mapping, rock chip and soil sampling.

Revolver Resources (ASX: RRR) has identified several priority weathering and iron oxide targets following processing of WorldView-3 (WV3) satellite data acquired for the Dianne copper project in Hodgkinson Province, Illinois. Far North Queensland.

WV3 is state-of-the-art technology that collects high-resolution spectral data that can be processed to map the distribution of iron minerals and oxides when identifying outcropping weathering patterns and gossanous zones in hydrothermal systems.

The data was processed to produce a suite of high-resolution building-scale images to be used as a basis for geological mapping to better define the folded stratigraphy and faulting patterns that control mineralization at Dianne.

Alteration processing of Revolver data by consultant Global Ore Discovery highlighted multiple anomalies that became a priority for immediate follow-up through mapping, rock chips and soil sampling.

Revolver has now launched a helicopter-borne electromagnetic (Heli-EM) survey by New Resolution Geophysics covering 95 square kilometers – or more than 80% – of the Dianne concession.

Other anomalies identified from the survey will also be followed up as priority targets.

Modern techniques

Revolver chief executive Pat Williams said the company remains committed to using modern exploration techniques to identify potential upsides around Dianne’s pit and throughout the building.

“We are very pleased to see several phases of systematic and modern exploration at Dianne yielding remarkable results,” he said.

“We are building a comprehensive picture of the geology and mineralization potential of this very exciting project using state-of-the-art techniques to assess the full extent of the vast area.”

Mr. Williams said the results of building-wide activities will contribute to an upcoming drilling program for Dianne before the end of the year.

Polymetallic province

The historic Dianne Project is located in Queensland’s polymetallic Hodgkinson Province and previously produced grades of over 22% copper when mined between 1979 and 1983.

The project was an open pit and underground operation and Revolver says much of the ore body of the massive copper sulphide lens remains to be mined.

In addition to copper, Revolver has identified zinc, silver, gold and cobalt in Dianne.


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