One of WA’s most anticipated exploration campaigns is under way after St George Mining (ASX: SGQ) confirmed this morning drilling at the highly prospective Mt Alexander nickel-copper sulphide project had begun. Delayed because of heavy rainfall in the Goldfields, the RC and diamond drilling campaign – for 2510m – will include a big focus on the Stricklands prospect, where St George late last year intersected massive nickel-copper sulphides.
- Drilling at Mt Alexander has commenced
- Drilling will primarily focus on testing for further nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation at the Stricklands Prospect where MAD71 intersected thick massive nickel-copper sulphides late last year
- Drilling will also include first-ever testing of deep EM targets at the Investigators Prospect
Emerging West Australian nickel company St George Mining Limited (ASX: SGQ) (“St George” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that drilling has resumed at the Mt Alexander Project, located near Leonora in the north-eastern Goldfields.
The planned programme comprises 2,510m of drilling. The majority of drill holes are planned for the Stricklands Prospect, where drill hole MAD71, completed late last year, returned the best intersection to date at the Mt Alexander Project. Table 1 shows details of the planned drill holes.
Last year’s follow-up drilling at Stricklands continued to intersect the mineralised ultramafic, with a further seven drill holes intersecting nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation. Drilling indicated that the Stricklands mineralised channel may extend up to 400m along strike, with large areas of this interpreted eastnortheast oriented ultramafic channel remaining untested.
This year’s planned drilling at Stricklands will continue to test for extensions to the mineralised ultramafic. The thickness and grade of the nickel-copper sulphides intersected at Stricklands to date supports the potential for further mineralisation at this prospect.
At the Investigators Prospect, the SAMSON EM (electromagnetic) survey identified large conductive areas over a 1km portion of the mineralised Cathedrals Belt. The planned drilling at Investigators will test underexplored areas of the SAMSON anomaly with the first-ever deep drilling of EM targets.
St George Mining Executive Chairman John Prineas said: “St George, like other mining and exploration companies in the Goldfields, has been affected by heavy rains during February.
“At Mt Alexander, ground conditions have improved and we are very pleased to announce that drilling has finally begun.
“We have a number of outstanding nickel-copper sulphide targets to drill in this programme and we are excited to be drilling again.”