Growth-focused Western Australian nickel company St George Mining (ASX: SGQ) is pleased to provide an update on exploration and development activities at its flagship Mt Alexander Project, located in the north-eastern Goldfields.
NEW NICKEL-COPPER SULPHIDE TARGETS IDENTIFIED AT WEST END:
- Multiple off-hole electromagnetic (EM) conductorsidentified by the downhole EM (DHEM) survey in MAD200.
- One of the three new EM conductors is modelled as a large EM plate located over 75m to the north-west of MAD200 within the interpreted down-dip extension of the intrusive unit that is known to host massive nickel-copper sulphides in other parts of the Cathedrals Belt.
- A further three very strong EM conductors are located in this area, identified from the DHEM survey in the nearby MAD196, supporting the potential for significant nickel-copper sulphides in this underexplored part of the West End Prospect.
SEISMIC SURVEY SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE NEXT WEEK:
- Seismic survey over the western section of the Cathedrals Belt is planned to commence next week, and will cover the area at West End where the new EM conductors have been identified.
- Survey will assist in guiding future deeper drilling through high-definition mapping of structures and potential mineralisation to depths up to 2km from surface.
SCOPING STUDY FOR STRICKLANDS STARTER MINE:
- Ore-sorting process being trialled with the aim of upgrading the non-massive sulphide ore prior to processing.
- New glycine leaching technology developed by Western Australia’s Curtin University is due to be trialled for processing of nickel-copper sulphides.
- The glycine-based process uses a non-toxic, biodegradeable reagent with zero carbon emissions and is a potential alternative processing method to conventional flotation circuits.
- Metallurgical test work in Canada is continuing.