Redstone Resources (ASX: RDS) has begun the first diamond drilling program at its wholly owned Tollu Copper Nickel Project in the West Musgrave region of Western Australia.
The drilling is designed to confirm the significance of recent thick intersections of copper sulphide within the Eastern Zone of the project that included 27 metres of visible copper sulphide from 254 metres.
The program is also aiming to obtain core of the mineralised bodies of both Central and Eastern Zones to study the mineralisation in detail, including metallurgical assessment, as well as test the Eastern Zone mineralisation to a depth of 600 metres.
The Eastern Zone is one sub-vertical hydrothermal body, which is the thickest mineralised body intersected so far in the Tollu district, that is is exposed over a distance of 2.5 kilometres.
In the Central Zone copper mineralisation has been extended to over 300 metres strike at a depth of 397 metres. The mineralisation remains open along strike and at depth.
Redstone had A$2.8 million cash at the end of the September quarter.