Hamelin Gold launches follow-up drilling at Hawkeye prospect, WA

Hamelin Gold (ASX:HMG) is conducting a follow-up drilling program to determine the extent of nickel-copper-platinum group element (Ni-Cu-PGE) anomalous intrusions at the Hawkeye prospect in Western Australia. 

The $15.28 million market capitalisation company is conducting a project-wide assessment targeting similar styles of intrusion across the West Tanami Project after 3 reverse circulation (RC) holes intersected a mafic-ultramafic intrusion with Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation at the Hawkeye prospect. 

Hamelin reports that trace sulphides were noted throughout the holes, with a 2m interval within drillhole TLR0022 containing coarse disseminated and stringer sulphides, returning assays of 2m @ 0.23% Cu, 0.10% Ni, 280 parts per billion (ppb) Pd, 30ppb Pt, 0.26g/t Au from 140m. 

Commenting on the Hawkeye drill results, Hamelin Gold Managing Director Peter Bewick says: “Intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation is a new style of mineralisation in the West Tanami. 

Intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation is a new style of mineralisation in the West Tanami”

Proterozoic-aged mafic-ultramafic intrusion host some of the largest nickel-copper-PGE deposits in Australia, including the Nebo-Babel deposit in the Musgrave Province. Follow-up drilling has commenced at the Hawkeye prospect, with an initial test of the Klinger Ni-Cu-PGE prospect to be completed in August.”

Hamelin says coincident magnetic and gravity geophysical anomalies are ‘high-priority’ targets, and a number of new undercover and unexplored targets have already been discovered. 

In addition, the company plans to undertake drill testing at the Klinger prospect in August 2023 following a second new Ni-Cu-PGE exploration target that was generated through this review. 

Hamelin Gold is an ASX-listed gold exploration company based in Perth, Western Australia. The company has a landholding of 2,277km-square in the Tanami Gold Province. 

As of 31 March 2023, the company had $4 million cash at hand, according to its latest quarterly report published on 26 April 2023. 

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Images: Hamelin Gold Ltd
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