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Julia hopes to strike paydirt

After picking up strong signals of a polymetallic sulphide zone by geophysical survey, Julia Mines Ltd has started a 2000 metre reverse circulation drilling programme at Pipeline Bore to test targets on the Allco Monetti joint venture ground.

The survey at Brandy Hill, across the Pipeline Bore gold resource at 200m spacings, tested for deep sulphide ore bodies below l00m vertical depth and also along strike. To date the orebody has not been drilled to depths of more than 80m to 100m vertical.

“The association of sulphide with gold mineralisation is also helpful for detection using these ground electrical techniques,” said Julia Mines managing director David Muller.

“Results of the survey show several strong chargeability anomalies at depths between 100m and 250m.”

Drilling to date has not been to a sufficient depth to test these anomalies, where in some instances gold mineralisation has been intersected (with massive sulphide) adjacent to a large chargeability source.

For example, one section has an Anglo diamond hole drilled in 1980 which contains 1.5m of massive sulphide assaying 10.4 per cent antimony, 1.6 per cent arsenic, 1.6 grams/tonne gold and 50.8 g/t silver. This result is just south and along strike from Pipeline Bore.

A special RC rig capable of drill-ing to 300m plus will be used to probe the deeper formations where the survey indicated a large chargeable body starting at 150m below surface which is 150m to 200m wide.

Julia is operator of the project

in which it holds 20 per cent equity, with the right to buy back 80 per cent.

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