Blackstone Minerals Pulls Off New Nickel Zone Discovery at Ta Khoa

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) is enjoying its time in Vietnam, this time declaring the discovery of a new zone of nickel mineralisation at the company’s Ta Khoa nickel-copper-PGE project.

Blackstone’s in-house geophysics crew encountered the Viper Discovery Zone to the east of the Ban Chang prospect, generating the blind discovery of potential massive sulphide nickel targets from a series of new shallow EM anomalies.

The geology team followed up the new EM anomalies with a series of trenches to better understand the prospectivity of the VDZ and discovered a nickel-copper gossan.

“The VDZ is a blind discovery which bodes well for further blind discoveries throughout the Ta Khoa Nickel-copper-PGE district and shows the potential of this project to host much more undiscovered nickel sulphide mineralisation,” Blackstone Minerals managing director Scott Williamson said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“In addition to blind discovery potential, we have 25 massive sulphide targets, which are all associated with outcropping mineralisation at surface, and with our in-house geophysics team, we can generate additional blind discoveries that were not known to previous operators of the project.”