Successful West Australian base metals explorer St George Mining (ASX: SGQ) has today issued its June Quarter Activities Report, confirming significant progress across its three exploration hotspots – Mt Alexander in the Goldfields, Paterson in the Pilbara and Broadview in the Wheatbelt.
At Mt Alexander, near Leonora, St George confirmed another discovery with MAD199, which intercepted 11.07m at 1.58% nickel, 0.71% copper and 1.23g/t PGEs from 333.5m including a 1.28m zone at 6.54% nickel, 2.96% copper and 3.88g/t PGEs. The discovery at MAD199, which was backed up by success with the MAD201 step-out hole, was the first discovery of high-grade nickel-copper sulphides at depth at Mt Alexander and complements four shallow-depth high-grade discoveries.
During the June quarter, Mt Alexander also launched an ore-sorting trial as part of a scoping study for a starter mine at the Stricklands deposit.
A maiden drilling program at St George’s 100% owned Paterson Project got underway during the quarter. The mix of reverse circulation and air core drilling delivered instant success, with multiple holes intersecting basement rocks that are prospective for base metals and gold.
A follow-up diamond drill program is planned.
St George is planning an augur soil survey at Broadview, the company’s new project.