Apollo Minerals has planned high powered electromagnetic survey across the Plato and Oceanus prospects on its 70% owned Fraser Range JV Project in Western Australia.

Apollo and its technical team of advisors have reviewed Apollo’s Fraser Range data-set and identified several target areas for follow up exploration including the high priority Plato and Oceanus prospects.

Site preparation and approvals for the programme have commenced. Under the supervision of Newexco, survey crews will conduct the ground survey over "60 line km covering a detailed "20km area across the Plato and Oceanus prospects. The survey is aimed at identifying conductive EM targets for drill testing as part of a multi-staged exploration programme.

At Plato, previous RC and diamond drilling intersected primary nickel suiphides up to 0.40% Ni and 0.15% Cu within thick mafic-ultramafic rock units. The previous drilling was aimed at testing anomalous and coincident nickel-copper-cobalt surface geochemistry over a magnetic low target.

Independent geochemist Dr Nigel Brand confirmed the high nickel potential at the Plato area, including the identification of untested nickel target areas in the north, south and southeast of previous nickel drill intersections. These follow-up areas are considered ‘open’ and conform to the magnetic low feature interpreted to represent the boundaries of mafic and ultramafic units which have the best potential to host massive sulphide mineralisation.