Results for three drill holes at the St Andrews prospect and one drill hole at the St Patricks prospect have all intersected high-grade massive nickel sulphides within the wider Saints Nickel Project in Western Australia.

These latest results are from infill drilling into modelled mineralised domains and will be used to upgrade and extend the current Saints inferred mineral resources of 1.02Mt at 2% nickel for 21,400t of contained nickel.

Auroch (ASX:AOU) says these high-grade intersections of up to 2.40m at 2.10% nickel, 0.14% copper, 0.09% cobalt and 0.36 g/t PGE from 263.78m are in addition to the mineralisation intersected on March 16.

Additional assays were also received for the upper zone of massive nickel sulphides intersected in drillhole SNDD018 at St Andrews, increasing the width of the significant intersection previously reported to 5.12m at 2.33% nickel, 0.14% copper, 0.06% cobalt and 0.82 g/t PGE from 165m.

Confidence increased with new results

AOU managing director Aidan Platel said these results bode well for upgrading the confidence level of the Saints mineral resource estimate (MRE), which the company is planning on doing later this quarter once all results have been received from this drill program.

“Key metallurgical testwork has commenced on samples of massive nickel sulphide mineralisation intersected in the recent drill program and is one of the final critical work programs required for the ongoing Saints Scoping Study,” he said.

Other key drilling results include:

  • 1m at 5.16% nickel, 0.06% copper, 0.09% cobalt and 0.56g/t PGE from 73.1m
  • 1.62m at 3.92% nickel, 0.42% copper, 0.11% cobalt and 0.70g/t OGE from 217.35m and
  • 0.30m at 6.49% nickel, 0.17% copper, 0.16% cobalt and 2.58g/t PGE from 61.50m.




This article was developed in collaboration with Auroch Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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