Raiden polymetallic Scholl project WA

Raiden readies for heritage survey at Mt Sholl Project area in Western Australia

Raiden Resources (ASX:RDN) has secured an archaeological/anthropological heritage survey with the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) over its priority Ni-Cu-Co-PGE targets at the Mt Sholl Project area in Western Australia.

This 5-day heritage survey is due to begin on the 29 August and will cover the areas that Raiden has currently planned for drilling over the existing A1, B1, and B2 deposits, as well as potential extensional zones at Mt Sholl.

The company said it has proactively engaged with the Ngarluma Traditional Owners across the area, with the clear aim of ensuring the Traditional Owners knowledge of the area is used to avoid areas of cultural significance.

Raiden has proactively engaged with the Ngarluma Traditional Owners

It is expected that drilling activities will start as soon as possible after the heritage survey has been concluded, and diamond drilling providers have been provisionally engaged for the maiden drill program.

Commenting on the forthcoming works program, Raiden Managing Director Dusko Ljubojevic said: “We are eager to continue the progress on what we believe will be an exciting, and substantial, nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE project.

With this heritage survey commencing, we take the next step of getting drill rigs on the ground, for an aggressive, and targeted, exploration programme designed to move the Mt Sholl deposits towards a compliant mineral resource in accordance with JORC 2012 Guidelines as quickly as possible.”

Mt Sholl is centred 22km southeast of Karratha in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The Mt Sholl property is located just 10km northeast of the Radio Hill nickel-copper-PGE mine and associated processing infrastructure.

Licences cover part of the Mount Sholl layered mafic-ultramafic intrusive complex, which hosts widespread Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation in disseminated to matrix and stringer sulphides.

More than 250 holes have been drilled across the property, with multiple significant Ni-Cu-PGE intercepts returned. Trial mining was undertaken at Sholl B1 by Fox Resources, where 25,000 tonnes of ore was processed using a pilot heap leach plant at Radio Hill.

Raiden is a dual listed base metal-gold exploration company focused on the emerging and ‘prolific’ Western Tethyan metallogenic belt in Eastern Europe, where it has established a significant exploration footprint in Serbia and Bulgaria.

In 2021 Raiden has completed a transaction that resulted in the acquisition of ‘highly prospective’ portfolio of gold, copper, nickel and PGE projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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