Western Mines progresses deep nickel sulphide drilling at Mulga Tank

Western Mines Group (ASX:WMG) is progressing diamond drilling with hole MTD029 looking to test for a sulphide enriched keel in the deepest part of the Mulga Tank Project’s complex in Western Australia. 

Managing Director Caedmon Marriott says hole MTD029 is achieving steady progress and is currently over 750m depth. 

“Sulphide mineralisation is encountered nearly everywhere we drill and this hole is continuing that trend with cumulatively around 300m of disseminated and blebby sulphide mineralisation observed so far, similar to the other deep diamond holes drilled last year

The hole has already encountered numerous remobilised sulphide veinlets. These appear oblique to the drill core, producing some nice longer intersections of the sulphide filled veins and in places occur as sets of veins. 

Measurements suggest a possible source at depth below the current drilling. This high-grade and tenor of sulphide vein fill is confirmed by spot pXRF readings up to 42% nickel.”

Western Mines, which has a market capitalisation of $23.65 million, reports drillhole MTD029 is testing a coincident Mobile MagnetoTellurics anomaly near the basal contact. 

This hole is being drilled with the support of the Western Australian Exploration Incentive Scheme award, with 50% of drilling costs co-funded up to $220,000.

Western Mines says over the last 12 months exploration results from Mulga Tank have outlined nickel sulphide mineralisation and an extensive nickel sulphide mineral system within the project’s ultramafic complex.  

A drilling program comprising 17 holes for 5,534m was recently completed and a diamond drilling program has restarted, as previously reported. The latest round of drilling is continuing to test deeper targets. 

Further drillholes will continue to be added to these programs, with ongoing targeting work, as the company systematically explores the Mulga Tank complex. 

Mulga Tank covers a 425km2 area and lies in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. 

Western Mines Group is a battery metals-focused explorer with assets in major mineral belts of Western Australia. The company is primarily focused on discovering gold and nickel sulphide deposits. 

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