THE DRILL SERGEANT: Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) has drilled a second drill-hole into the Nepean Deeps target area at the company’s Nepean project in Western Australia (Auroch Minerals 80%).
Auroch Minerals’ second hole NPDD013 into the Nepean Deeps target intersected 12.5 metres of disseminated and matrix to semi-massive nickel sulphides from 576.8m, within a 76.15m intersection of ultramafics from 534.65 to 610.80m down-hole.
“We are extremely pleased to have intersected nickel sulphide mineralisation in this second hole into the Nepean Deeps target,” Auroch Minerals managing director Aidan Platel said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“The ultramafic unit we’ve intersected is a lot thicker than the correlating ultramafic intersected in the first hole NPDD008, and really highlights the untested potential of Nepean beneath the historic workings and beneath the level of historic exploration.
“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!
“The mineralised drill core will be sampled and rushed to the lab for assaying, and we look forward to announcing those results to the market when they are received.
“In the meantime, the drilling continues, as does the ground IP survey at the regional Nepean North prospect, which we believe will generate significant new targets for the next drilling campaign.”
Auroch explained that NPDD013 is currently at a down-hole depth of approximately 675m, and is planned to be drilled to a final depth of 800m to test for any further intersections of ultramafic units and potential nickel sulphide mineralisation beneath the historic Nepean mine workings.
Upon completion the drill-hole will be cased for DHEM surveying.
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