THE DRILL SERGEANT: St George Mining (ASX: SGQ) has identified four new drill targets at the Stricklands prospect located within the Cathedrals Belt at the company’s Mt Alexander project in Western Australia.
St George Mining said the identification of the targets came from a recent FLEM SAMSON survey completed over the Cathedrals Belt that identified a very large EM anomaly, with a strike length over 170 metres, at the Stricklands prospect.
Drilling completed by St George at Stricklands in 2016, tested five discrete EM plates located within this large SAMSON EM anomaly were tested with all five drill holes intersecting massive nickel-copper sulphides.
Subsequent downhole EM (DHEM) surveys of the drill holes completed in 2016 detected further EM responses consistent with massive nickel-copper sulphides.
These DHEM anomalies are within the larger EM anomaly confirmed by the latest FLEM SAMSON survey.
Four EM plates have been modelled at Stricklands and will be drilled in an upcoming diamond drill program.
St George expects the drilling of these targets will establish the potential extension of the mineralisation already intersected at Stricklands as well as testing the geological continuity within the large prospect area.
“Our drilling at Stricklands in 2016 confirmed the presence of recurrent high grade mineralisation over a strike length of 150 metres,” St George Mining executive chairman John Prineas said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The new drill targets offer an excellent opportunity to extend the known mineralisation here.
“With high-grade nickel-copper sulphides at Stricklands intersected at just 50 metres from surface, more drilling success could see this prospect emerge as a priority area for a potential resource.”