THE DRILL SERGEANT: Legend Mining (ASX: LEG) was always confident of what drillhole RKDD034 at the Mawson prospect within the company’s Rockford project in the Fraser Range of Western Australia could be.
Legend Mining has been able to back up this confidence with assay results from the massive sulphide intersected in RKDD034 demonstrating the thickest and highest-grade massive nickel-copper sulphide intercept at Mawson to date of:
31.1 metres at 2.8 per cent nickel, 2.04 per cent copper, 0.15 per cent cobalt from 200.7m.
The hole included nickel values up to 3.26 per cent, copper values up to 3.84 per cent, and cobalt values up to 0.17 per cent.
“These assay results are further confirmation of our earlier assessment that hole 34 is the best hole drilled at Mawson to date,” Legend Mining managing director Mark Wilson said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“The combination of the widths and grades of the massive sulphides in this hole support our conviction that we are dealing with a mineralised system of substance at Mawson.
“The purpose of the hole was to conduct Phase 1 metallurgical tests and the results of this test work will be reported once received.
“Meanwhile further assay results from 2020 drilling programs are rolling in for compilation and assessment.
“Once integrated with existing data, they will assist in future drill planning for the 2021 field season.”
RKDD034 was designed as a twin of discovery hole RKDD008 for Phase 1 metallurgical test work on a representative massive nickel-copper sulphide domain of the mineralisation identified at Mawson.
A total of 43.1m of massive nickel-copper was intersected downhole.