Robust Resources has started a 5000 metre drilling program at its North Romang project on Romang Island to test the results from an induced polarization (IP) survey.1

The first phase, 167 line kilometre 3D IP survey enabled significant IP anomalies to be modelled in areas that have coincident soil geochemical and aeromagnetic anomalies. Along with prospective surface geology, the data all supports the model or a large-scale porphyry-style target.

The major IP anomalies are within the Wyaru prospect at North Romang. They occur over a substantial portion of the gridded area, have a north-south strike of 4.5km and are mostly open and strengthening at depth. The anomalies extend in depth to the limit of detection of the IP method, which is greater than 500 vertical metres.

Robust’s managing director Gary Lewis says, “The outcome of the past 12 months of technical work on the northern area of Romang Island has culminated in some outstanding drill targets. The aeromagnetic, IP, surface geology and soil geochemistry have collectively identified large and open anomalies which are interpreted to be sulphide targets, consistent with large-scale porphyry-style mineralization.

“We are very encouraged by the potential demonstrated by this work and remain well funded to thoroughly drill test the Romang North targets and to continue our aggressive resource definition and exploration drilling program at our flagship Lakuwahi project.”

At Lakuwahi six rigs are undertaking an extensive infill program which is reinforcing the success of the company’s previous drill results. This program is essential to provide Robust with the necessary data needed to define its maiden JORC-compliant mineral resource estimate.

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