Assays Confirm High-Grade Nickel Sulphide Discovery
Metal Hawk Limited (ASX: MHK) has confirmed its recent high-grade nickel discovery with recent assay results from reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the Commodore nickel prospect, located within the company’s Berehaven Nickel Project, situated 20 km east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
This greenfields discovery was first reported by Metal Hawk in mid-September.
“We are very pleased to confirm the intersection of high-grade massive nickel sulphides from our first RC drilling program at Berehaven,” Managing Director, Will Belbin, said.
“We believe that the mineralised sulphide zone at Commodore may represent part of a significant untested komatiite system.
“This is an outstanding result at such an early stage and certainly validates our geological model and exploration targeting.
“The Berehaven Project is incredibly underexplored for nickel sulphides and we have several kilometres of prospective stratigraphy along strike from Commodore.”
Three RC holes were drilled for a total of 485m at the Commodore nickel prospect, located five kilometres north of the Blair Nickel Mine (which produced 1.26Mt @ 2.62% Ni for 32,900 tonnes of contained nickel).
Expedited assay results have been received for the lower section of the discovery hole BVNC002 which intersected 5.89% Ni from 144m to 145m at the interpreted basal contact with footwall felsic rocks, directly beneath 12m of intensely weathered gossanous ultramafic rocks.
Geochemistry from this highly weathered zone indicates that there could be more nickel sulphides located at depth, with assays returning 9m @ 0.31% Ni, 185ppm Cu, 18ppb Pt and 34ppb Pd from 135m to 144m. Assay results are pending for BVNC001, BVNC003 and the remainder of BVNC002.
Although no significant sulphide mineralisation was identified in holes BVNC001 and BVNC003, the targeted ultramafic horizon was intersected at depths ranging from approximately 90m to 114m down hole. The ultramafic rocks intersected were extremely weathered and ferruginous and the underlying fresh rock will now be tested with deeper drilling and DHEM.
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