PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Project partners Anglo American and Highlands Pacific will extend the exploration campaign at the Star Mountain copper/gold project, in Papua New Guinea, after encouraging drilling results.
The ASX-listed Highlands Pacific said on Thursday that the latest results from the Fune prospect had indicated a potentially significant copper/gold skarn mineralisation, with the joint venture partners now planning to drill additional holes to further test this anomaly.
Further drilling will also be required at the Unfin prospect.
“The drilling programme is providing valuable information that is greatly enhancing our understanding of the geology and leads us to undertake more work,” said Highlands CEO Craig Lennon.
“Every hole provides further indications that Star Mountain may host a large copper porphyry that could ultimately underpin a significant mining project.”