THE DRILL SERGEANT: Legend Mining (ASX: LEG) received assay results from re-submitted aircore drilling core from Area D at the company’s Rockford project in the Fraser Range of Western Australia.
Legend Mining explained that drilling carried out in November 2017 identified two drillholes, (RKAC151 and RKAC167) with anomalous nickel, copper and cobalt results from four-metre composite samples at Rockford.
Resampling of these holes at one-metre intervals was completed in December 2017 aimed at providing detailed geochemical information within the regolith profile.
47 metres at 0.3 per cent nickel, 0.11 per cent copper, 0.03 per cent cobalt from 64m to end of hole, including 10m at 0.23 per cent nickel, 0.25 per cent copper, 0.03 per cent cobalt from 64m, including 6m at 0.38 per cent nickel, 0.15 per cent copper, 0.03 per cent cobalt from 96m; and
10m at 0.09 per cent nickel, 0.09 per cent copper, 0.01 per cent cobalt from 56m to end of hole, including 4m at 0.14 per cent nickel, 0.16 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent cobalt from 59m.
“These results are essentially a repeat of the earlier assays and confirm that the four-metre composite sampling methodology that we are employing gives an accurate indication of nickel, copper and cobalt numbers,” Legend Mining managing director Mark Wilson said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
Upcoming work at Rockford is to include infill aircore drilling adjacent to drillholes RKAC151 and RKAC167 to determine the extent of the anomalous nickel-copper-cobalt footprint.
The company will also complete the final 20 holes of its 2017 aircore program at Area D and will complete additional drill traverses over other aeromagnetic and gravity features at Area D.
Results from the aircore drilling will be used to assist design of follow-up MLTEM surveying with further evaluation of previously identified EM conductors to be carried out at Areas D, J, Q and U.
“The new aircore program is designed to investigate the anomalous geochemical footprint around holes RKAC151 and RKAC167 and more interesting magnetic/gravity features at Area D,” Wilson said.