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Colin Hay

Helix Resources Ltd (ASX:HLX) has achieved continued success of its Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysical survey techniques to rapidly delineate potential copper targets that correlate with known copper anomalism at the Bijoux copper prospect located in the regionally significant Rochford Trend in NSW.

A GAIP survey has identified a highly prospective two km zone of conductive units coincident with surface copper geochemical anomalism at Bijoux. Previous drill testing at Bijoux which intersected high-grade copper oxide and sulphides tested only a minor, 200m portion of the two km coincident geophysics-geochemical anomaly, with the majority of the anomaly remaining undrilled.

“In the Rochford Trend we are exploring for Cobar-style, high-grade, copper deposits. The direct analogue is the large-scale CSA copper deposit located 50km away which contains a series of rich, stacked copper lodes, some of which are hidden but can be identified with IP geophysics,” Executive Technical Director, Kylie Prendergast, said.

“In February 2024, we reported we were successful in using IP geophysics to identify two new ‘look-alike’ anomalies to the west of the Canbelego Main Lode copper resource.

“At Bijoux, we have high confidence that the geophysical surveys are an effective tool to focus in on the mineralised structures that contain the copper. Now we will move to pole dipole induced polarization (PDIP) geophysics to identify chargeability zones that could represent new sulphide copper lodes to drill test.

“Helix is actively testing three separate compelling copper targets at Canbelego, Cabellero and now Bijoux with IP geophysics to detect new potential lodes of copper sulphide mineralisation. The momentum and results to date underpin Helix’s efforts to expand its copper inventory beyond the known copper resource at the Canbelego Main Lode.

“The programmes are progressing at a rapid pace, and we expect to have delineated drill targets by late April / early May for the proposed May drill programme.

“Helix has a large pipeline of quality copper and gold targets across our Western and Eastern tenement groups that we are systematically advancing.”

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