Rox Resources has intersected nickel sulphides from an aircore drilling program recently completed at its 100% owned Fisher East Nickel Project, 500km north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
The drilling program of 59 holes for 3,586 metres was designed to test a number of EM conductors identified from recent airborne VTEM surveys.
Drilling of three EM conductors has returned highly anomalous nickel, copper and platinum group element values, including the existing Mt Tate prospect and EM conductors MTVTEM_03 and MTVTEM_05.
Of particular interest was hole FEAC396 at the Mt Tate prospect which intersected nickel sulphide mineralisation in the last sample of the hole. The hardness of the sulphides and siliceous cap material prevented the aircore hole from penetrating deeper, and a follow-up RC drilling program is being planned. Individual chips of the nickel sulphides returned 2-3% Ni when analysed with a portable XRF.
Rox Resources managing director Ian Mulholland said: "Aircore drilling continues to be a very cost-effective exploration technique for us. The fact that all three geochemically anomalous zones are associated with VTEM conductors indicates a high probability that we will intersect nickel sulphides, and we already have at one of the locations."
"We have drilled gossanous material in a number of holes as well, and the geology looks similar to the other four nickel sulphide deposits we have already discovered at Camelwood, Cannonball, Musket and Sabre."
"Fisher East is undeniably a new nickel sulphide province in Western Australia, similar to Kambalda, Leinster, and Forrestania."