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Larvotto hunts for copper near Mt Isa

Larvotto Mt Isa

Larvotto Resources has identified a slew of high-priority drill targets at its Mt Isa project in Queensland.

The company recently completed an induced polarisation (IP) survey at Mt Isa, with strong conductors identified at the Ballara Saddle, Bass, and Portal Creek prospects.

“This IP survey was undertaken to test a number of the exciting geochemical targets within our expansive Mt Isa project,” Larvotto managing director Ron Heeks said.

“The survey tested the validity and usability of this type of geophysical survey, commonly used for iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) systems, and we are delighted with the outcomes achieved with promising targets identified.

“The targets generated exhibit significant IP anomalism and excellent chargeability and have created some tantalising targets. Plans are now underway for a subsequent drilling program.”

To the north of Portal Creek lies a 3km-long copper-soil anomaly, while a copper-soil anomaly extending more than 800m has been identified at Ballara Saddle.

The Bass prospect is defined by a 700m-long copper-soil anomaly that follows the strike of a subtle magnetic trend.

Larvotto will conduct a short, closely spaced soil sampling program at Portal Creek, which will be followed up by a series of drill holes targeting conductors and VTEM (versatile time domain electromagnetic) responses for IOCG potential.

The company will look to conduct follow-up mapping at the central Ballara Saddle IP target, which will pave the way for a final drill design to be completed in search of copper mineralisation.

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