Blackstone Minerals Encounters More Ban Chang Nickel

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) attracted a crowd at its booth at the New World Metals Conference in Perth following the release of an update on infill drilling from the Ban Chang target at the company’s Ta Khoa nickel-copper-PGE project in Northern Vietnam.

Ban Chang is the most advanced massive sulphide vein (MSV) target at the Ta Khoa project.

The drilling results included a highlight of 5.35 metres of massive sulphide nickel intersected in drill hole BC21-66.

Other intercepts include:

3.8 metres at 1.13 per cent nickel, 0.59 per cent copper, 0.06 per cent cobalt and 0.52 grams per tonne PGE from 92.5m, including 1.6m at 2.49 per cent nickel, 0.65 per cent copper, 0.14 per cent cobalt and 1.01g/t PGE from 93m;

1.83m at 1.57 per cent nickel, 0.32 per cent copper, 0.09 per cent cobalt and 0.96g/t PGE from 82.39m, including 1.27m at 2.01 per cent nickel, 0.42 per cent copper, 0.12 per cent cobalt and 1.13g/t PGE from 82.39m;

1.52m at 1.95 per cent nickel, 0.42 per cent copper, 0.1 per cent cobalt and 0.78g/t PGE from 51.02m; and

13.85m at 0.51 per cent nickel, 0.33 per cent copper, 0.03 per cent cobalt and 0.3g/t PGE from 56m, including. 4.13m at 1.16 per cent nickel, 0.72 per cent copper, 0.07 per cent cobalt and 0.67g/t PGE from 65.72.

“We look forward to presenting a maiden resource at Ban Chang and incorporating the successful outcomes of infill drilling into a mine plan as part of our Upstream Business Unit PFS,” Blackstone Minerals managing director Scott Williamson said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“Drilling at Ban Chang is tightly spaced and has consistently intersected massive sulphide mineralisation, providing a high level of confidence as we progress through the next phases of mine development.”