THE DRILL SERGEANT: Cassini Resources (ASX: CZI) reported further drilling results from the Yappsu prospect within the West Musgrave Project (WMP) in Western Australia.
Cassini Resources described the hit as the, “second significant intersection of nickel and copper mineralisation at the Yappsu prospect.
The current drilling is beibng funded as part of the Earn-in/JV Agreement Cassini has with OZ Minerals (ASX: OZL) where the JV Partners are currently undertaking a Pre-feasibility Study on the Nebo-Babel deposits as well as a regional exploration program.
Cassini reported that assay results for diamond drill hole CZD0079 confirmed a broad zone of nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation, including:
A narrow, disseminated zone of mineralisation returning 5.75 metres at 0.28 per cent nickel, 0.63 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt, 0.30 grams per tonne PGE and 0.15g/t gold from 545m;
An underlying broad disseminated zone of disseminated mineralisation of 70.25m at 0.48 per cent nickel, 0.44 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent cobalt, 0.34g/t PGE and 0.08g/t gold from 555.05m.
This includes a massive sulphide zone of 0.8m at 4.39 per cent nickel, 0.11 per cent copper, 0.13 per cent cobalt, 1.45g/t PGE and 0.02g/t gold from 555.75m.
Including the barren interval between the two main zones, the diluted intercept is 80.3m at 0.44 per cent nickel, 0.44 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent cobalt, 0.32g/t PGE and 0.09g/t gold, which is the thickest intercept of mineralisation the JV has drilled to date.
“The thickness, grades and continuity of massive sulphide mineralisation, which has been intersected in almost every hole at Yappsu drilled to date, indicates the overall potential for the system to host additional significant accumulations of massive nickel sulphides,” Cassini Resources said in its ASX announcement.
The intercept in CZD0079 complements an earlier result from CZD0076B, confirming the company’s belief that historical drill holes had not intersected the core of the mineralised system.
“Mineralisation has continuity over 250 metres down plunge and remains completely open at depth and untested by current Downhole Electromagnetic (DHEM) or surface Moving Loop Electromagnetic (MLEM) systems,” Cassini said.