Charger PGE project WA

Charger Metals charges forward with maiden drilling at Coates Nickel-Copper-PGE Project, WA

Charger Metals (ASX:CHR) is charging ahead with a maiden drilling campaign at its Coates Nickel-Copper-PGE Project in Western Australia.

The company reports that diamond drilling has started at the Coates Ni-Cu-Co-Au-PGE Project, located about 55km east-northeast of Perth, which is a deposit containing a mafic intrusive complex within the Jimperding Metamorphic Belt.

The drill program includes five diamond drillholes designed to test the upper levels of the T1 geophysical target and extensions highlighted by regolith geochemistry.

Coates is situated in the region that also hosts the ‘world-class’, 20Moz palladium equivalent Julimar – Gonneville nickel-copper-PGE Project, owned by Chalice Mining (ASX:CHN).

Addressing the maiden drill program Charger Managing Director David Crook said: “We are very pleased to get the company’s maiden drilling campaign underway at the Coates Project which will test a compelling nickel-copper-PGE target.

“We are very pleased to get the company’s maiden drilling campaign underway”

When we combine the interpretation provided by our geophysical consultant of the completed fixed-loop electromagnetic survey with our existing geochemical data, we have produced an outstanding drill target in the emerging Western Yilgarn PGE and nickel province.”

Testing the upper levels of the T1 geophysical target and extensions highlighted by regolith
geochemistry, the proposed collar positions take into account the interpretation of fixed loop time domain electromagnetic survey (FLTEM) data, geology and geochemistry.

Down hole electromagnetic (EM) surveying is planned to assess the potential for additional nearby conductive rock units.

Charger Metals is a recently listed exploration company targeting battery metals in emerging provinces.

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