THE DRILL SERGEANT: Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) has drilled further value at the company’s Ta Khoa nickel-copper-PGE project in Northern Vietnam.
Blackstone Minerals reported assay results from a maiden drilling program carried out at the Ban Khoa Disseminated Sulphide (DSS) prospect at the Ta Khoa project.
Blackstone considers Ban Khoa to be a bulk tonnage open pit opportunity with potential to provide mine life extension and complement mining at the nearby large Ban Phuc open pit deposit.
The Ban Khoa DSS prospect is being targeted for inclusion in the company’s upcoming Upstream Business Unit (UBU) Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS).
Highlights from the maiden drill program include:
147metres at 0.31 per cent nickel, 0.04 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.14 grams per tonne PGE from 62m, including 34.65m at 0.55 per cent nickel, 0.08 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.37g/t PGE from 103.7m, including 10.6m at 1.06 per cent nickel, 0.11 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent cobalt and 0.88g/t PGE from 123.3m;
67.7m at 0.33 per cent nickel, 0.04 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.19g/t PGE from 105.3m and 32.1m at 0.48 per cent nickel, 0.08 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.33g/t PGE from 193.1m; and
60.2m at 0.37 per cent nickel, 0.07 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt and 0.09g/t PGE from 208.6m, including 10.8m at 1.03 per cent nickel, 0.13 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent cobalt and 0.39g/t PGE from 210.2m.
“We are pleased to present the results of Blackstone’s first drill program at the Ban Khoa prospect,” Blackstone Minerals managing director Scott Williamson said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“Ban Khoa is a bulk tonnage disseminated opportunity with excellent potential to completement mining and processing of material from the large Ban Phuc open pit orebody.
“We look forward to presenting a maiden resource for Ban Khoa as part of Blackstone’s UBU PFS.
“We are confident that the current reported drilling results are indicative of the significant geological upside that Blackstone will continue to unlock at our flagship Ta Khoa nickel-copper-PGE project.”
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