St George Mining Limited (ASX: SGQ) has announced that drilling of Ni-Cu-PGE targets has commenced at its 100%-owned Ajana Project, located in the underexplored Northampton Mineral Field in Western Australia.The maiden drill programme at Ajana comprises 17 planned drill holes for approximately 3,000m of drilling. Two large-scale targets with potential to be associated with significant nickel-copper-PGE mineralisation are being tested by St George. Both targets lie adjacent to major structures.
- Target 1 is a 25km-long magnetic anomaly with structural features that support the interpretation of a layered mafic intrusion.
- Target 2 is a 2km-long magnetic anomaly with a ‘plug-like’ feature that is also interpreted to be a late-stage mafic intrusion.
“The Ajana Project was secured by St George shortly after the major nickel-copper-PGE discovery by Chalice Mining at its Julimar Project in the West Yilgarn. Our review of overlooked greenfields opportunities in the West Yilgarn identified an area in the Northampton Mineral Field with very prominent magnetic features but virtually no prior exploration,” executive chairman John Prineas said.“St George completed its own high-resolution magnetic survey at Ajana followed by detailed gravity surveys over two priority targets – the results of which strongly enhanced our initial interpretation that the large magnetic features may be indicative of late-stage, potentially layered mafic intrusions which are prospective to host significant nickel-copper-PGEs. “We believe that Ajana is an outstanding greenfields exploration opportunity and are excited to be on the ground drilling two very attractive targets. We look forward to providing updates on the drilling.”