Western Mines Group catapults current drill program with additional holes at Mulga Tank Project

Western Mines Group (ASX:WMG) is expanding its current diamond drilling program, adding a further 8 holes to its flagship Mulga Tank Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Elements Project in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. 

Following a recent capital raise, Western Mines is expanding drilling at the project to systematically test for the extent of shallow disseminated sulphide mineralisation in undrilled areas of the complex, along with following up on remobilised nickel sulphide veining seen in multiple holes along the western margin of the complex. 

The company reports additional drillholes will continue to be added to the program with ongoing targeting work that is expected to continue at least through to the end of the year. 

Commenting on the expansion of the program, Western Mines Group Managing Director, Caedmon Marriott says: “With capital now available WMG is able to adopt a more systematic approach to the drilling. 

“With capital now available WMG is able to adopt a more systematic approach to the drilling”

An additional 8 holes have been planned with half targeting extensions of the shallow disseminated mineralisation and/or undrilled areas of the complex and half following up on areas of the basal contact looking for massive sulphide.”

Western Mines reports drillhole MTD026 is still in progress and is currently at 400m depth with ‘significant’ examples of disseminated mineralisation and remobilised nickel sulphides observed in the top 250m, which is a similar zone to nearby holes MTD020 and MTD023.

Additionally, the company says these observations appear to extend the footprint of the zone of shallow mineralisation over about 3.2km, across the majority of the Mulga Tank Complex. 

Marriott adds: “Of further interest were multiple shallow intersections of remobilised massive sulphide blebs and veining. 

Generally, these have only been seen on the Western Margin but this observation reiterates the entire complex is prospective for deposits of Type 1 Perseverance-style basal massive sulphide – multiple deposits may well be expected given the scale of this clearly well mineralised system.”

Western Mines is currently undertaking a 6-hole diamond drilling program for about 4,000m to 5,000m, with the aim of testing a number of follow-up targets based on the results of the company’s first drilling program and ongoing exploration targeting work. 

Western Mines Group is an ASX-listed mineral exploration company, focused on the discovery of ‘high-value’ gold and nickel sulphide deposits across a portfolio of ‘highly’ prospective projects located on major mineral belts of Western Australia.

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