One of the entrants to the “Julimar lookalike” club, Aldoro Resources (ASX: ARN), is beefing up its exploration technology as its de-risks its Narndee nickel-platinum group elements (PGE) project in Western Australia.
Within three to four weeks, the company will begin a dipole-dipole induced polarisation survey (2DIP) over five priority targets to get a clearer understanding of the versatile tie domain electromagnetic (VTEM) anomalism.
This will help determine relevant bedrock conductors and allow better focus for the upcoming drill program.
The company says the survey is “the latest of several best practice programs” employed by the company.
Looking for large nickel-copper-PGE deposit
In October, Aldoro kicked off exploration at Narndee to confirm that it was sitting on a large nickel-copper-platinum group elements deposit.
The company indicated then that it was hoping to emulate the large discoveries made this year by Chalice Mining (ASX: CHN) at the now famous Julimar target and Estrella Resources (ASX: ESR) at its Carr Boyd project.
Narndee lies 400km northwest of the WA capital of Perth and located southeast of the historic gold mining centre of Mount Magnet.
Aldoro’s ground contains a large layered igneous (solidified from lava or magma) complex.
Modern technology already uncovered targets
Aldoro last year brought in state of the art, and higher-powered, electro-magnetic (EM) technology that produced what was termed “amazing” data.
This surpassed the EM technology used in 2008 by a previous project owner.
At that time, Maximus Resources (ASX: MXR), did the earlier-generation, then reporting the ground was “highly prospective” for iron, vanadium, copper-zinc, nickel-copper, chromium, gold, PGE metals and uranium.
Aldoro says of the upcoming work that it will, just as importantly, be able to discriminate as to whether some of the anomalism is due to other conductive materials, such as saline waters that may be trapped.
“The Narndee project continues to be the company’s core focus going forward,” the company stated.
All Aldoro’s project are located in Western Australia, including the Penny South gold target and the Cathedrals Belt nickel project.