Mulga Tank Project Western Mines

Western Mines restarts Mulga Tank exploration

Western Mines Group (ASX:WMG) is restarting exploration activities at the Mulga Tank Project in Western Australia, with drilling programs planned for this quarter.

Funded by a recent capital raising, a combination of reverse circulation and diamond drilling is planned, focusing to the south of the results from drillholes MTRC032 and MTRC038. 

The phase-three reverse circulation program will comprise 23 holes for 7,000m. An additional five holes for 2,000m will be drilled to test the interpreted komatiite channels. 

Western Mines, which has a market capitalisation of $23.46 million, says these holes will form part of the first belt-wide drilling program to begin testing the interpreted komatiite channel system emanating from the main part of the complex. The holes also aim to confirm the interpreted geology, and prospectivity of the channels.

Managing Director Caedmon Marriott says the team is now back on site and ready to kick off exploration after a weather-extended break. 

“A downhole electromagnetic (DHEM) survey is on its way to site for what will likely be a one to two week survey,” he says. 

“The priority is to survey hole MTD029, but the team will also test previous deep diamond holes MTD027 and MTD028, as well as five of the reverse circulation holes that returned high-grade results.

“Positive results from the reverse circulation holes could open up further targets to test for thicker zones of the high-grade semi-massive sulphide mineralisation seen in these holes.”

The company says the survey will attempt to target off-hole conductors potentially indicating thicker intersections of shallow massive sulphide material. 

The Mulga Tank Project is prospective for nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group elements, and lies on the Minigwal Greenstone Belt in Western Australia’s Goldfields region. 

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