A WA Government decision to back Perth-based Empire Resources’ exploration for copper in the under-explored Gascoyne region in the state’s northwest was rewarded when the company intersected shallow visible copper mineralisation in May.
Empire utilised modern exploration tools and analysis to identify high-quality drill targets that had been overlooked historically.
The State Government contributed $75,000 to Empire’s inaugural nine-hole reverse circulation drilling campaign at the Wynne prospect, southeast of Exmouth, with the find indicating a positive result for its exploration assistance incentives.
With six discoveries to date, the latest intersection has reinforced Empire’s credentials as a WA copper and gold focussed explorer of note.
Empire has entered the 2012-2013 financial year with a suite of well explored projects, with at least two of those edging towards mine development.
Empire is confident in the economic potential of its flagship Yuinmery copper gold project near Sandstone, which has proven and emerging resource inventories; new work has shown its 60 per cent owned Penny’s
Find gold project near Kalgoorlie has strong potential to be developed as a seamless open-pit and underground mining operation.