Strong Encouragement For Exploration Strategy In WA
Aldoro Resources Limited (ASX: ARN) has received promising results from the first diamond hole NDD0001, testing the VC1 target at the Narndee Igneous Complex Project in Western Australia.
NDD0001 intersected significant zones of massive, semi-massive, blebby, and veined nickel-copper sulphides. This is a very encouraging outcome, given it is the first hole drilled by Aldoro on The Project, and the first hole drilled in the area in nearly a decade.
Hole NDD0001 was designed to test the central strongest part of the VC1 EM conductor. The hole is collared at 609880mE, 6804820mN (MGA Zone 50). The inclined hole is oriented -70o dip, towards 270o (MGA Grid) azimuth, with an end of hole depth of 273.6m. Downhole surveys are within 0.25 degrees of planned dip and azimuth at the target depth.
The company said this indicates the selected drilling direction at the VC1 target is the correct one and will make future grid drilling relatively straightforward.
The VC1 EM target was expected to be intersected by NDD0001 between 175m and 190m downhole depth. Although a zone of veined and blebby nickel-copper sulphides was intersected from 195.9m downhole, the main zone of semi-massive and massive sulphide was intersected from approximately 212.7m downhole. This suggests there is more complexity to the mineralisation than the surface EM could resolve.
The company believes the resolution should be significantly improved by a downhole EM survey program scheduled for early next week. Follow-up drilling will now be primarily driven by off-hole vectoring using downhole EM surveying.
The visual complexity observed in NDD0001 is interpreted to be positive, raising the potential for multiple mineralised bodies occurring within multiple discrete ultramafic intrusions to exist at VC1.
Downhole EM is planned to be conducted on NDD0001 while the rig is over NDD0002. When NDD0002 is completed, the rig will move back to the NDD0001 collar position to target off-hole conductors generated by the Downhole EM survey.
Other high priority exploration targets in the NIC will most likely now be drilled by a second drill rig, as the positive visual results returned by NDD0001 indicates that the VC1 drilling will continue for some time.
Aldoro has a portfolio of gold and nickel focused advanced exploration projects, all located in Western Australia. The company’s flagship project is the Narndee Igneous Complex, which is prospective for Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation. The Company’s other Ni-Cu-PGE projects include the Cathedrals Belt Nickel Project, with a significant tenement holding surrounding St George Mining’s Mt Alexander Project, the Leinster Nickel Project (Ni), and the Windimurra Igneous Complex (Ni-Cu-PGE, Li).
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