Thunderstruck Resources has hired APEX Geoscience to conduct an independent site visit in conjunction with a complete technical review and data compilation of its zinc, copper, silver and gold projects in Fiji. Initial focus will be on the Rama Creek copper porphyry and Liwa Creek epithermal gold projects.
APEX is a leading mineral geological consulting services firm focused on the mineral and energy sectors. Its principal and consultant Kris Raffle will oversee Thunderstruck’s exploration programs.
Thunderstruck’s president and CEO Bryce Bradley said, “We’re excited that focused exploration has now begun on these high potential exploration targets that have been relatively unexplored for over 40 years.”
Meantime, Thunderstruck has received partial analytical results for 110 stream sediment geochemical samples collected from the Rama Creek prospect. Sampling was designed to follow-up and provide confirmation of historic copper and gold in stream and auger soil anomalies discovered in headwaters of Rama Creek.
Historic 1974 diamond drilling reported by Anglo American targeted a magnetic high geophysical anomaly and intersected significant porphyry copper mineralisation, with a vertical drill hole returning a 244 metre interval between depths of 6 and 250 metres averaging 0.22% copper and ending in mineralisation.
Stream sediment samples were submitted to Australian Laboratory Services (ALS) labs Brisbane for Bulk Leach Extractable Gold (BLEG) determination of gold, silver and copper. Selected samples were also submitted for multi-element geochemical analysis by Inductively Coupled Mass Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-ES).
Results will be released pending receipt of outstanding geochemical results.
The company has initiated Phase 2 exploration at Rama Creek comprising the collection of ridge and spur auger soil and follow-up stream sediment geochemical sampling and prospecting designed to continue to follow-up and define historic copper-gold geochemical anomalies.