THE DRILL SERGEANT: St George Mining (ASX: SGQ) released results from initial assays received for drill holes completed at Desert Dragon Central, one of the highest priority nickel sulphide prospects at the company’s 100 per cent-owned East Laverton Property in Western Australia.
The current drilling campaign has returned intersections of nickel sulphide mineralisation at Desert Dragon Central, including several nickel sulphide stringers, which has increased St George’s confidence for a discovery of massive nickel sulphides at this prospect.
Four new drill holes were completed at Desert Dragon Central, returning nickel sulphide intersections including:
7 metres at 0.39 per cent nickel from 43m with 90ppb platinum and palladium (Pt+Pd), and 1m at 0.51 per cent nickel from 56m with 50ppb Pt+Pd;
2m at 0.44 per cent nickel from 215m with 267ppb Pt+Pd, 4m at 0.34 per cent nickel from 220m with 172ppb Pt+Pd, and 5.6m at 0.44 per cent nickel from 231m with 308ppb Pt+Pd.
“The drilling at Desert Dragon Central has successfully extended the nickel sulphide mineralisation that was discovered by DRAC35,” St George Mining executive chairman John Prineas said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The mineralised zone is open to the north and south along strike, and has provided us with several massive nickel sulphide targets that we will schedule for priority follow‐up.
“This kind of geologically driven and systematic exploration is the foundation for most major discoveries, so the important progress we have achieved at Desert Dragon Central is very pleasing.”