Legend Mining Limited (ASX:LEG) reports that assay results from hole RKDD034 confirm it is the best hole to date at the Mawson Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Discovery within the Rockford project, Fraser Range Western Australia.
Managing Director, Mark Wilson, said the combination of the widths and grades of the massive sulphides in this hole supportthe company’s conviction that it is dealing with a mineralised system of substance at Mawson.
“The purpose of the hole was to conduct Phase 1 metallurgical tests and the results of this test work will be reported once received.
“Meanwhile further assay results from 2020 drilling programmes are rolling in for compilation and assessment. Once integrated with existing data, they will assist in future drill planning for the 2021 field season.”
Hole RKDD034 was designed as a twin of hole RKDD008 (drilled in April 2020) for Phase 1 metallurgical test work on a representative massive Ni-Cu sulphide domain of the mineralisation identified at Mawson.
A total of 43.1m of massive Ni-Cu was intersected downhole. Highlights include: 31.1m @ 2.80% Ni, 2.04% Cu, 0.15% Co from 200.7m, with Nickel values up to 3.26%, Copper values up to 3.84%, Cobalt values up to 0.17%
The zone of 31.1m of entirely massive Ni-Cu sulphide intersected was significantly thicker than that intersected in RKDD008 (three zones of 5.6m, 6.9m and 12.8m totalling 25.3m within a 48.3m interval). This speaks to the potential for more mineralisation to be discovered at Mawson as the drilling footprint expands.
Phase 1 metallurgical test work on the massive sulphide domain is now underway.