Legend Mining strikes visible nickel-copper sulphides in another drill hole at Mawson

Legend Mining ASX LEG nickel copper sulphide Mawson
Legend Mining has uncovered more nickel-copper sulphides in its latest drill hole at Mawson.

Following yesterday’s high-grade nickel and copper results, Legend Mining (ASX: LEG) has hit two zones of nickel-copper sulphides in another drill hole at the Mawson prospect within its Rockford project in Western Australia’s Fraser Range.

The nickel-copper sulphide intervals were uncovered in diamond drill hole RKDD011 at the project with 15m of mineralisation observed from 129.25m to 144.25m.

A further 21.6m interval from 217.5m to 239.1m was seen to contain three separate massive nickel-copper sulphide units totalling 12.4m.

Legend managing director Mark Wilson said it was an “outstanding result”.

“We have drilled three further holes since we first reported to market on hole eight on 31 March 2020, holes nine, 10 and 11.”

“Hole 11, which was drilled 20m north of hole eight, has hit 12.4m of massive nickel-copper sulphides within a 21.6m mineralised intercept.”

He added the team on the ground would follow the same process as hole eight including structural logging before samples are sent for evaluation.

A down hole electromagnetic survey is currently underway at hole 11, with assays anticipated within the next four weeks.

“Our expectation is they will be every bit as good as those reported on 21 April 2020 from hole eight,” Mr Wilson noted.

The drilling program has now moved onto hole 12 with several other targets firmed up.

Additionally, infill aircore drilling is underway across the greater Mawson area.

Mawson assay results

Today’s news follows assay results from hole eight that were received earlier this week.

Assays revealed three zones of massive nickel-copper sulphides of 5.6m at 2.85% nickel, 1.86% copper and 0.15% cobalt from 199.4m; 6.9m 2.55% nickel, 1.67% copper and 0.14% cobalt from 218.2m; and 12.8m at 2.76% nickel, 1.36% copper and 0.14% cobalt from 234.9m.

A further two zones of heavy disseminated, semi massive and massive nickel-copper sulphides were also identified within hole eight.

These results were 5.8m at 0.97% nickel, 0.61% copper and 0.05% cobalt from 148m, and 10.4m at 1.32% nickel, 1.11% copper and 0.07% cobalt from 153.8m.

Mr Wilson described the grades within hole eight as economic.

“In simple terms this is pay dirt,” he added.

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