Auroch is building up its exploration muscle with the appointment of Matthew McCarthy as exploration manager.

His appointment comes as Auroch Resources (ASX:AOU) ramps up activity at the Nepean Deeps nickel operation along with the upcoming drilling program in South Australia.

McCarthy is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in minerals exploration and business development, and was previously the principal geologist at BHP Nickel West and exploration manager at St George Mining (ASX:SGQ).

He has been involved in significant greenfields and brownfields discoveries and provided leadership and management of successful exploration teams and large resource definition program.

Notably, McCarthy has significant knowledge and experience in all phases of exploration and across a diverse range of commodities including nickel sulphides.

“We are delighted to welcome Matthew to Auroch’s executive management team,” managing director Aidan Platel said.

“His significant knowledge and experience in mineral exploration in Australia, particularly in nickel sulphides in the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, is a perfect complement to the company, and we look forward to advancing exploration of our portfolio of high-quality nickel and base-metal projects.”

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Planning is currently underway to test Nepean Deeps, which is considered to be a lookalike of Western Area’s (ASX:WSA) Flying Fox mine.

The program of up to five holes will target economic nickel sulphide mineralisation below the historic high-grade Nepean operation, which was the second producing nickel mine in Australia.

Drilling is also planned for the Arden copper-zinc project in South Australia, which is adjacent to Taruga Minerals’ (ASX:TAR) high-grade copper discovery at the Wyacca prospect, as a priority target.




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