New Hit Expected To Add More Tonnage In WA
Duketon Mining Ltd (ASX: DKM) has intersected massive sulphides at depth, 60m beyond the extent of previous drilling with its ongoing drilling at the Rosie Nickel Project in the south-eastern part of Rosie in Western Australia.
DKDD0028 intersected 16m of pyrrhotite-pentlandite-chalcopyrite mineralisation including 1.1m of massive/semi-massive sulphides, 1.7m of stringer/heavily disseminated sulphides and 13.2m of disseminated sulphides.
This intersection is beyond the current indicated resource and will add more tonnes to the resource when updated. This drillhole has been cased with PVC for downhole electromagnetic surveying once the second deep hole has been completed.
Managing Director, Stuart Fogarty, said this sulphide hit highlights the continuation of the Rosie mineralisation at depth. A second deep hole is underway, targeting a position 80m lateral to DKDD0028.
“This is a fantastic result and a very exciting time for Duketon Mining,” Mr Fogarty said.
“Last time we drilled in this area was early 2015 when we intersected over 5m of massive nickel and copper sulphides, and to step off 60m down plunge from the nearest drillhole in this part of the resource will add tonnes and ultimately extend the life of the mining operation proposed in the Scoping Study.
“This intersection is confirmation that Rosie continues at depth and gives us a substantial area to target with further drilling.”
The drill programme at Rosie Nickel Project is designed to increase confidence in mineralisation in the upper north area, test at depth below the south-eastern area and collect PGE rich oxide material from directly above the sulphide deposit for assay and PGE recovery/metallurgical testwork.
These three areas have been identified from the Rosie Nickel Sulphide Scoping Study as having potential upside by either impacting early cash flow or extending the life of mine.
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