Australia-based exploration company Corazon Mining (ASX:CZN) has begun an on-ground exploration program at the Miriam Nickel Sulphide Project in Western Australia.
The company says the high-powered ground geophysics exploration program represents the first phase of fieldwork being undertaken at the project. It has been designed to test for extensions at the priority Miriam deposit, with an initial focus on nickel potential via ground electromagnetic (EM) geophysical surveys.
Corazon notes the EM method is ideally suited to detecting bedrock conductors such as massive sulphides. The equipment has been configured to minimise the effect of conductive cover and improve the interpretability of any bedrock conductors present.
Fieldwork is expected to be completed by the end of January this year, with results generated from the survey anticipated in February
Corazon reports this survey will cover about 2.4km of a prospective trend on 200m spaced lines and 100m spaced stations, and will utilise the latest SQUID sensor technology for optimal sensitivity.
Fieldwork is expected to be completed by the end of January this year, with results generated from the survey anticipated in February.
The company also notes that the starting of the first phase of fieldwork comes following the granting of 3 of the projects 5 prospecting licences on 23 January this year.
In addition, recent work undertaken by the company prior to the granting of the tenements has uncovered a lithium (spodumene) bearing pegmatite at the project. This company says this warrants a lithium exploration program to be carried out in parallel with the company’s nickel focus.
Surface geochemical sampling is also being planned as a priority to test for indications of lithium bearing pegmatites under shallow soil cover within the project tenure.
Corazon Mining is an ASX-listed nickel explorer and developer working to advance its wholly owned, highly prospective flagship asset, the Lynn Lake Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Sulphide Project in Canada, as well as its 2 Australian battery-metal projects in New South Wales and Western Australia.
The company has also recently been granted a 100% interest in the Miriam project in Western Australia, which is situated on a trend of ultramafics best defined by the undeveloped Miriam deposit and Nepean nickel mine, with the latter being owned by Auroch Minerals (ASX:AOU).
The project is located 10km south-southwest of the township of Coolgardie and comprises a total land holding of about 6km by 1.5km across 5 prospecting licences. Historical work conducted on the project consists of a ground EM undertaken in 1999, and other exploration work completed by Anaconda Australia in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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