Aldoro Resources covering all bases with rubidium, lithium, nickel, copper, gold and more in rock chip samples
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Aldoro Resources is covering all bases across its diverse prospects in WA, posting high-grade rock chip assays for a suite of metals including gold, copper, nickel, lithium and rubidium.
Junior explorer Aldoro (ASX:ARN), is using grassroots exploration techniques to improve the surface geochemical knowledge of its tenements across the Wyemandoo pegmatite, Narndee Igneous Complex, and Quandong Well target, collecting 20 rock chip samples.
Evidence of mineralisation across pegmatite, magmatic nickel-copper gossan and VMHS gold-copper targets was uncovered at all three targets.
Samples from the Wyemandoo pegmatite returned top grades of 0.80% rubidium and 0.81% lithium.
The results are exciting after Aldoro recently identified world-class rubidium potential of its nearby Niobe project, and warrant drilling investigation.
At Narndee, top results from samples included up to 0.37% nickel, 0.15% copper, 0.09% cobalt, 27ppb palladium and 22ppb gold.
That included two samples taken from gossans within a couple of kilometres of the VC1 target, where Aldoro struck magmatic sulphides in the first drilling undertaken at Narndee in a decade.
Meanwhile, sampling at Quandong Well returned best results of 1.93g/t gold and 0.45% copper.
BHP subsidiary Dampier Mining explored Quandong Well in the 1970s, drilling 31 holes for 1731m that are yet to be compiled and validated by Aldoro.
The old timers reported significant copper, zinc, and gold results in oxide phases close to the surface, grading into a sulphide assemblage of pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite at depth.
The rock sampling program was an important step for Aldoro, which noted the surface geochemical dataset is inadequate over most of its tenement package.
Initial results have enabled the company to develop an industry-standard database as a launchpad to future exploration success at Wyemandoo, Narndee and Quandong Well.
Aldoro plans to complete systematic rock chip and soils sampling programs and detailed mapping over the Wyemandoo pegmatite swarm.
This will identify the most prospective zones for drill targeting and locate pegmatite strike extensions and occurrences under soil cover.
The company said field reconnaissance and field mapping will continue to locate and assess all prospective areas of the tenement package for LCT pegmatites, nickel gossans, and copper-gold gossans.
This article was developed in collaboration with Aldoro Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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