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Cohiba Minerals Limited (CHK.AX) Initial Drill Hole Completed at Warriner Creek Project
Melbourne, Australia, April 27, 2022 - (ABN Newswire) - Cohiba Minerals Limited (ASX:CHK) (OTCMKTS:CHKMF) is pleased to announce that the first of two drill holes has been completed at the Warriner Creek East Prospect (EL6324, Area B) and drilling has commenced at the Warriner Creek West Prospect (E6324, Area A) in South Australia as part of the Farm-In Agreement that Cohiba has with Tigers Dominion Group Pty Ltd (TDG).
- First of two drill holes at the Warriner Creek East Prospect, targeting a Carrapateena style potential IOCG deposit, was completed to a target depth of 658.6m;
- A second hole at Warriner Creek East is planned but the exact positioning will be determined following a detailed assessment of the first hole;
- Drilling has commenced at the Warriner Creek West Prospect where a 150 - 200m drill hole is planned to intersect a shallow Prominent Hill style target zone which exhibits a moderately intense magnetic anomaly.
The Warriner Creek Project comprises 2 tenements under exploration licence to TDG, EL 6324 (Areas A and B) and EL 6533, which cover a combined area of 346 km2 over strategic IOCG targets in the Gawler Craton (Figures 1 & 2*).
The first hole was drilled at Warriner Creek East (Figure 2*) and targeted a Carrapateena style IOCG deposit based on an isolated low-order magnetic anomaly and a near-coincident gravity anomaly.
The drilling encountered intensely quartz-altered granite (Figure 3*) followed by pegmatites and banded quartz biotite and magnetite gneiss at depth with variable weak to intense silicification. There was pervasive red K-feldspar alteration, minor sericitic-chloritic alteration and minor haematisation.
Numerous cross-cutting mafic and ultramafic dykes may explain the magnetic anomaly encountered over the target area but the gravity anomaly has not, as yet, been fully explained. A detailed analysis of the drill core will be undertaken to assist in determining the exact nature of the follow-up work which will enable the source of the gravity anomaly to be identified.
The drill core has been logged in detail and will be sent back to Adelaide for further assessment and targeted sampling for laboratory analysis.
TDG conducted a review of the Warriner Creek East project including further petrological work on core from WCKDDH01 (Mason Geoscience P/L Report #4285, 2019) which confirmed the historical geological logging of alteration within the basement gneissic sequence. TDG concluded that this level of geochemical anomalism and alteration was consistent with WCKDDH01 being proximal to a potential significant IOCG breccia system which formed the primary technical driver behind the current drilling program.
A second hole at the Warriner Creek East Prospect is planned but the exact positioning will be determined following a detailed assessment of the first hole.
The drill rig has commenced drilling over the Warriner Creek West Prospect where a 150 - 200m drill hole was planned to intersect a shallow Prominent Hill style target zone which exhibits a moderately intense magnetic anomaly.
Cohiba's CEO, Andrew Graham says, "We are excited about the opportunities presented at Warriner Creek and are committed to fully investigating the target areas. The Company considers the Warriner Creek project to be a strategic undertaking that will contribute to its long-term goal of being a significant explorer in the Gawler Craton."
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About Cohiba Minerals Limited:
Cohiba Minerals Limited (ASX:CHK) is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with the primary focus of investing in the resource sector through direct tenement acquisition, joint ventures, farm in arrangements and new project generation. The shares of the company trade under the ticker symbol CHK.
The Company recently acquired 100% of the shares in Charge Lithium Pty Ltd, which holds exploration licences in Western Australia.
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