Legend Mining’s (ASX: LEG) Mawson nickel discovery continues to impress with the latest drill hole unearthing 30m of massive sulphides, while assays have returned high grade nickel and copper plus cobalt in an earlier hole.
According to Legend managing director Mark Wilson the latest drill hole with 30.05m of massive sulphides was the company’s “best” to-date at Mawson.
The 30m intersection in hole 17 includes three intervals of 19.8m from 1227.8m down hole, 7.45m from 158.6m down hole, and 2.8m from 193.1m down hole.
Previous holes 14, 15 and 16 all hit sulphides of varying widths and styles, Mr Wilson noted, adding they all add to the Mawson story.
Meanwhile, assays have now been received from two massive sulphide intervals within hole 13.
Results were 12m at 2.36% nickel, 1.36% copper, and 0.12% cobalt from 239.2m; and 1.5m at 2.33% nickel, 3.76% copper, and 0.12% cobalt from 257.5m.
“These results add to those previously announced and indicate something big and close,” Mr Wilson said.
“We are excited by the challenge of finding it,” he added.
The Mawson prospect is part of Legend’s Rockford project in Western Australia’s Fraser Range.
All-up Rockford comprises 14 contiguous exploration licences covering 3,088sq km in the region.
With Mawson the current focus, Legend will continue diamond drilling and targeting extensions to the nickel-copper mineralisation.
Ongoing work will include down hole electromagnetic surveys in holes 16 and 17 along with integrating data from the drill holes and surveys into the Mawson geological model.
Diamond drilling will test to anomalies identified at the north-east part of Mawson, will infill aircore drilling will continue across the wider project.
Additionally, a detailed gravity survey will continue.
Following work commitments at Mawson, Legend will carry out investigate anomalies at other prospects within the project including Worsley, Crean, Hurley, Magnus and Octagonal.