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Breaking News – New Conductive Targets for Nickel-Copper Sulphides
New geophysical surveys have highlighted a number of conductive features within the Cathedrals Belt that are compelling targets for the extension of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation. Details were announced in our ASX Release of 4 June 2019 Nickel Sulphide Extension Targets at Mt Alexander. The new, high priority targets include:
A large conductive area identified adjacent to the intersection of the Ida Fault and Cathedrals Belt, a highly prospective location for the potential concentration of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation
Two conductive anomalies identified in the northern section of the Investigators Prospect, favourably located down-dip and along strike of known high-grade nickel-copper sulphides including drill holes MAD126 and MAD127 that returned assays of:
Photo of MAD126 drill core
7.86m @ 5.70%Ni, 2.11%Cu and 0.18%Co from 184mincluding the massive sulphide interval of
5.25m @ 6.95%Ni, 2.67%Cu and 0.23%Co from 185m
8.49m @ 5.78%Ni, 2.64%Cu and 0.18%Co from 183.9m including the massive sulphide interval of
6.39m @ 6.48%Ni, 2.77%Cu and 0.21%Co from 184.42m
At its flagship Mt Alexander Project in Western Australia, St George boasts Australia’s latest nickel-copper sul
phide discovery. High-grade nickel-copper-sulphide-PGE mineralisation occurs from just 30m below surface and over a 4.5km strike of the Cathedrals Belt.
The discovery continues to grow with ongoing definition drilling delivering further significant intersections of high grade mineralisation including:
MAD71 (Stricklands Prospect):
17.45m @ 3.01%Ni, 1.31%Cu, 0.13%Co and 1.68g/t total PGEs from 37.45m
including the massive sulphide zones of:
5.3m @ 4.39%Ni, 1.45%Cu, 0.21%Co and 2.09g/t total PGEs from 39.3m;
2.02m @ 5.05%Ni, 2.01%Cu, 0.21%Co and 3.31g/t total PGEs from 50.6m; and
0.5m @ 3.68%Ni, 3.9%Cu, 0.17%Co and 2.68g/t total PGEs from 54.4m.
MAD56 (Cathedrals Prospect):
7.5m @ 3.90%Ni, 1.74%Cu, 0.12%Co and 3.32g/t total PGEs from 57.8m
3.15m @ 6.36%Ni, 2.92%Cu, 0.20%Co and 5.03g/t total PGEs from 61.81m
MAD60 (Investigators Prospect):
5.3m @ 4.95%Ni, 2.75%Cu, 0.16%Co and 4.55g/t total PGEs from 157.9m
3m @ 6.40%Ni, 3.55%Cu, 0.21%Co and 5.25g/t total PGEs from 159.38m
This major discovery comes at a time when the electric vehicle (EV) revolution and trend to alternative energy storage systems is gaining momentum Demand for nickel sulphide – a critical battery metal – is forecast to surge with an upswing in the nickel price already underway.
Preliminary metallurgical tests of the massive sulphides at Mt Alexander produced concentrate with 18% nickel and 32% copper with high values for cobalt and PGEs.
The excellent exploration results at Mt Alexander build confidence in the resource potential at the Project and support Mt Alexander emerging as a major new nickel sulphide camp in Western Australia.
At our other projects – the East Laverton and Hawaii Projects - St George has established a large pipeline of gold and nickel sulphide prospects that provide considerable further exploration upside for the company.
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