Auroch has received initial approval from the Department of the Environment and Agriculture for its initial drilling program at the historic Tisová Copper mine, where recent sampling has highlighted the presence of previously unrecognised Cobalt, Gold and Silver in addition to the known Copper.
Approval received for initial 12-hole drilling program at Historic Tisová Mine. Drilling scheduled to commence in early September. The Geology and Mining Section of the Regional Office of Environment and Agriculture Department has approved an initial 5,500m in 12 holes surface diamond drill program.
Tisová is a large VMS sulphide rich system that was historically mined for copper, which occurred as narrow horizon within an 80m thick sulphide rich blanket. The extensive sulphides surrounding the copper zones have never previously been assayed for associated metals – the known orebody occurs over 800m strike, 700m down dip, and up to 80m thick. Auroch sampling to date of the broader sulphide envelope has demonstrated significant grades of cobalt, copper and gold. o Grades of up to 0.68% Co, 3.5% Cu and 3.7g/t Au were returned.
Auroch is currently completing a 3D model of the extensive underground development and the orebody to underpin its exploration strategy.
CEO Dr Andrew Tunks noted, “We are thrilled to have received confirmation and approval within one week allowing us to commence activities earlier than anticipated. My recent trip to site and our ongoing work on historic plans and drilling indicate the enormous tonnage potential of this orebody, which extends over 800m of strike over 700m down dip, is up to 80m thick and is open in all directions”.by