Sumary of Auroch ekes out more nickel sulphides at Nepean:
- Credit: FileShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkAuroch Minerals’ Nepean nickel project in Western Australia is starting to bear more fruit, with the second diamond drill hole sunk into the Nepean Deeps target area intersecting 12.5 metres of disseminated and matrix to semi-massive nickel sulphide mineralisation from 576.8m.
- The ongoing examination of the Nepean Deeps target area will focus on unveiling additional ultramafic intersections and nickel sulphides below the historic Nepean mine workings.
- Auroch says it will turn its attention to casing the hole in preparation for a DHEM survey as soon as the drilling of its second hole is wrapped up.
- We are extremely pleased to have intersected nickel sulphide mineralisation in this second hole into the Nepean Deeps target.
- Our current interpretation is that this ultramafic is the historically named Sill 1 ultramafic, which until now was thought to be unmineralized, thus opening up a whole new potential for significant nickel sulphide mineralisation at Nepean!
- Auroch Minerals Managing Director, Aidan PlatelThe recent discovery follows the unearthing of three off-hole conductors centred at 540 metres, 1025m and 1,230m down-hole through an electromagnetic survey that followed Auroch’s maiden diamond drill hole.
- The company’s recent regional exploration at Nepean included a ground-based induced polarisation geophysical survey, or “IP survey” across a 5.1 square kilometre zone over five of the company’s northern Nepean tenements.