KNP Ni Project

Lunnon Metals hits more nickel at Kambalda Nickel Project in Western Australia

Lunnon Metals (ASX:LM8) reports hitting more nickel at the Warren target, which is part of its Kambalda Nickel Project (KNP) in Western Australia, yielding grades of up to 5.28%.

The company reports successful progress of its diamond discovery program in the Warren channel.

Diamond hole 005 intersected a 1.06m wide nickel sulphide zone hosted in a basalt-basalt pinch out position below the main Kambalda Komatiite-Lunnon Basalt contact and has now returned assays at 5.28% Ni, 0.43% Cu, 0.13% Co, 1.27 grams per tonne Pd and 0.82g/t Pt.

The recent intersection was on the up-plunge northern edge of the target Down Hole Transient Electro-Magnetic (DHTEM) conductive plate.

Commenting on the results, Managing Director Ed Ainscough said: “We are nearing the finish line with this program at Warren and continue to gain significant insight into the geometry and orientation of the mineralised nickel shoots that the original DHTEM conductive plate in WRN21DD_003 revealed.

We are nearing the finish line with this program at Warren and continue to gain significant insight into the geometry and orientation of the mineralised nickel shoots

“The goal is to update the Mineral Resource once drilling is complete, all assays are back and the interpretation refreshed so that Warren’s contribution to the Foster Nickel Mine inventory can be evaluated.”

Lunnon Metals owns a highly prospective nickel and gold project in Western Australia, situated in the heart of the Kambalda Nickel District.

Its drilling program is designed to demonstrate that the separate Warren channel has the potential to host substantially more than the current figure of 6,400t of nickel metal.

This world-renowned nickel district, which extends for more than 70km south from Kambalda, has produced in excess of 1.6M tonnes of nickel metal since its discovery in 1966 by WMC Resources.

The company’s project area is located 70km south-southeast of Kalgoorlie within the Kambalda Nickel District, Eastern Goldfields in Western Australia.

The area is about 23km-square comprising 19 contiguous mining tenements and surrounded by the tenements held by major shareholder, St Ives. The project area can be accessed via well-established mine road infrastructure and lake causeway from the Kambalda township located 19km to the north.

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