Western Mines Group identifies ‘high-tenor’ pentlandite mineralisation at Mulga Tank

Western Mines Group identifies ‘high-tenor’ pentlandite mineralisation at Mulga Tank

Western Mines Group (ASX:WMG) has uncovered abundant ‘high-tenor’ disseminated pentlandite mineralisation following mineralogical investigation on samples taken from the Mulga Tank nickel-copper-platinum group element (Ni-Cu-PGE) Project in Western Australia.

The results, generated from 4 samples taken from drillhole MTD022, which was completed as part of phase two drilling activities, provide further evidence that an ‘extensive’ “live” magmatic nickel sulphide mineral system with a ‘significant’ footprint exists across the Mulga Tank Ultramafic Complex.

The company says drillhole MTD022 was drilled to a depth of 647.1m and intersected a 506m thick package of high magnesium oxide (MgO) adcumulate dunite ultramafic containing disseminated magmatic sulphides.

The results continue to show evidence for an extensive working magmatic nickel sulphide mineral system throughout the Mulga Tank Ultramafic Complex”

Adding on, Western Mines Group notes the disseminated sulphides start from 120m downhole, and that towards the end of hole in proximity to the basal contact of the complex, 3 intersections of high-tenor remobilised massive nickel sulphide were observed.

Assays from drillhole MTD022 are expected to be received during February 2023.

Speaking on the results, Western Mines Group Managing Director Dr Caedmon Marriott said: “Technical Director Dr Ben Grguric has helped complete further thin section work which confirms abundant pentlandite throughout the system – both as disseminated interstitial blebs and in remobilised veins.

The results continue to show evidence for an extensive working magmatic nickel sulphide mineral system throughout the Mulga Tank Ultramafic Complex.”

The company also notes the sulphide component of samples examined is dominated by relatively coarse pentlandite blebs, which suggest a high-tenor assemblage that has potential to yield a ‘high-grade’ nickel concentrate.

Meanwhile, it is reported drilling of phase two hole EIS is currently in progress at 900m depth, following several delays due to rig issues.

With results from the exploration work now returned, Western Mines Group announces it is ‘greatly encouraged’ by these results and that is looks forward to ongoing results of the phase two drilling. The company reports it will update its shareholders on ‘significant’ news flow as the program progresses.

Western Mines Group is an ASX-listed mineral exploration company focused on its goal of creating ‘significant’ investment returns for its shareholders through exploration and discovery of high-value gold and nickel sulphide deposits across its portfolio of highly-prospective projects on major mineral belts in Western Australia.

The company’s flagship Mulga Tank project is located on the under-explored Minigwal Greenstone Belt, and has demonstrated ‘significant’ evidence for a working sulphide mineral system to exist. The project is considered highly prospective for Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation, and represents the company’s primary focus of operation.

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