Mincor Resources has uncovered two high-grade massive sulphide nickel intersections at the Hartley prospect near its Cassini mine in Western Australia.
The two holes returned assays of 1.4 metres at 3 per cent nickel (MDD373W1) and 4.5 metres at 3.3 per cent nickel (MDD373W2), which has unlocked a new exploration target for Mincor at Hartley.
The continuous high-grade nickel has intersected a 200-metre strike length and was drilled within a three-kilometre untested zone.
“These latest intercepts provide strong evidence that we have an exciting emerging exploration opportunity at the Hartley prospect, just 17 kilometres from our new Cassini mine,” Mincor stated.
“We have now intersected high-grade nickel sulphides with width over a 200-metre strike length, and while we are still at a relatively early stage in terms of our understanding of the primary architecture and geometry, the high- quality results bode extremely well for the future prospectivity of this area.”
The Hartley prospect was renamed from Location 1 after the massive sulphide discovery.
“We are also very pleased to recognise our general manager of exploration, Rob Hartley, by upgrading the naming convention for this emerging area.”
“This particular exploration program was generated by Rob and his team and it’s fitting to be able to acknowledge his substantial contribution to Mincor over a period of more than two decades.
“Rob was also part of the team recognised with last year’s AMEC (Association of Mining and Exploration Companies) Prospector of the Year Award for the Cassini mine.”
According to Mincor, the MDD373W2 drill hole is the most significant intersection discovered at the Hartley prospect.
Mincor believes that the mineralised channel could be stronger towards the south of the prospect after the discovery was further to the east than modelled.
Mincor is testing a further 100 metres to the south with the next hole, MDD374.