Red River Resources has reported high-grade silver results from sampling at the Orient silver-indium prospect near Herberton, North Queensland.
The company said it had conducted initial reconnaissance sampling, taking 16 samples at East Orient and eight samples at West Orient.
The East Orient sampling returned assays up to 1365 g/t silver, 444 g/t
indium, 25.8 per cent lead and 18.7 per cent zinc.
West Orient sampling returned assays up to 1730 g/t silver, 356 g/t indium, 39.1 per cent lead and 32.1 per cent zinc.
Red River now plans a high-resolution drone-borne magnetic survey and targeted induced polarisation survey at Orient.
This is backed by a $190,000 grant under the Queensland Government’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) – Round 4.
The company plans to use the results from the geophysical surveys to plan a drilling program targeting extensions to the known high grade silver-indium rich vein systems.
The Orient project is located 9km north of Irvinebank in North Queensland. Silver-lead mineralisation was discovered in 1886 and mining activities ceased in 1924.