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The drilling shows strong correlation between magnetite mineralisation and magnetic field strength. Peak aeromagnetic field strengths correspond to the thickest sub-vertical magnetite bearing beds of 50-85m true width carrying grades of around 30% Fe.
As this was the first round of drilling over the project area, not all the drill holes were optimally situated. As a consequence, the joint venture engaged the independent consultants, Southern Geoscience Consultants to review the aeromagnetic data in order to:
- Calculate a Global Exploration Target for the Miaree Magnetite Trend
- Delineate magnetite-rich jaspilite in undrilled areas so that future exploration work can be more effective.
REVIEW OF MAGNETIC MODELLING
Twenty five forward magnetic models have been generated from airborne magnetic data collected from the Miaree Magnetite Trend in order to obtain estimates for the volume/tonnage of the highly magnetic east-west striking magnetite bearing jaspilite sequence.
Using an assumed density of 3.4 t/m3, a total of approximately 1800 million tonnes has been estimated for the first 250 vertical metres below surface within E47/1309 and E47/1707. See Notes (1 & 2)
The modelling based estimate has been compared with results on four drilling traverses from the late 2008 program. This comparison shows the modelled based estimates to be realistic. The magnetic modelling strongly suggests that additional drilling along strike beyond the late 2008 program will encounter magnetite mineralisation that is similar to the previously reported intersections.
1 According to Southern Geoscience Consultants, this estimation is considered to be possibly +/- 40% (giving a range of 1,100 to 2,500 million tonnes). Overall, the modelling exercise has provided tonnage estimates for the Miaree jaspilite sequence that are considered broadly indicative and strongly suggest that the magnetite deposit easily exceeds 1,000 million tonnes.
2 The potential quantity and grade of the Global Miaree Magnetite Trend is conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration results will result in the determination of a mineral resource. The Joint Venture partners now plan a program of Davis Tube metallurgical determinations in order to proceed to this stage.
It should be noted that magnetite additional to the Exploration Target calculations occurs in E08/1350, outside of the area studied by Southern Geoscience.
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About Red River Resources Limited
Red River Resources (ASX:RVR) is a diversified mineral explorer currently (late 2009) focusing on gold and also exploring for copper, nickel, tin, magnetite iron ore, tantalum and lithium.
Red River's current projects include; Miaree, Karratha area, Western Australia (Iron Mountain Mining JV): gold. Wongan Hills, Mid West Region, Western Australia (Operator Dominion Mining, Iron Mountain Mining JV partner): gold, copper. Blythe, Burnie area, Tasmania (Iron Mountain Mining JV): magnetite iron ore, tin, tungsten. Hooley Well/Imagi Well, Mid West region, Western Australia (Eagle Nickel JV): nickel. East Kirup, southwest Western Australia (Operator Dunvegan Resources): lithium, tantalite, tin.
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