Aldoro Resources (ASX: ARN) has kicked-off its much-anticipated high powered fixed loop electromagnetic survey at its wholly-owned Narndee project in its hunt to uncover a similar discovery to Chalice Mining’s (ASX: CHN) Julimar.
A previous airborne versatile time domain EM survey identified conducted late last year identified 16 major targets across the project’s Milgoo Peak area, which is part of the Narndee Igneous Complex.
This data was further refined in December and resulted in Aldoro pinpointing seven “exceptional” targets for the follow up ground-based FLTEM survey.
Aldoro anticipates the current FLTEM survey will provide a “higher level of target discrimination” than the VTEM results.
Undertaking the survey is HPEM Geophysical Services which began work on site on 12 February.
Once the results are at hand, Aldoro’s geophysical consultants Southern Geoscience will review and interpret the data.
Modelling of the conductors is anticipated to be finished within six weeks.
As well as the FLETM work, Aldoro is planning a dipole-dipole induced polarisation (2DIP) survey which is due to begin within three-to-four weeks.
According to Aldoro, the 2DIP survey is “the latest of several best practice programs” the company has implemented to refine its drill targets.
This will supplement the FLETM data and Aldoro believes it will “significantly increase” the likelihood of selecting only legitimate conductors for follow up exploration.
Narndee nickel-copper-PGE project
At Narndee, Aldoro is on the hunt for a large nickel-copper-platinum group element deposit – hoping to emulate Chalice’s success with Julimar.
Narndee is 400km northwest of Perth and lies southeast of the historic Mount Magnet gold mining centre.
The project ground is covered by large layered igneous complex.
On Monday, Aldoro announced it had expanded its Narndee ground with the addition of the 192 square kilometre Windimurra tenement.
The tenements hosts multiple targets, which Aldoro claims warrant immediate follow up particularly magnetic anomalies Mag1 and Mag2.