Great Southern is looking to test its exciting East Laverton nickel project in Western Australia and will be able to expand its program  with assistance from the WA state government.

The company has been awarded up  to $220,000  in funding by the WA government for its upcoming drill program, which will test the two bedrock conductors identified at the project following the fixed and moving loop electromagnetic surveys undertaken in 2021 and 2022.

Chief of the conductors identified by Great Southern Mining (ASX:GSN) is the 2km by 1km L076 sub-vertical conductor at a depth of 360m that highlights the potential for the project area to host Nova-Bollinger style deposits.

This will be tested by a combination of reverse circulation and diamond drilling while the second conductor, L124, will be tested by RC holes.

“The East Laverton Nickel Project is an exciting project on a number of levels and to be successful in the grant application is a testament to the quality of the project and the technical work undertaken by the exploration team to date,” executive chairman John Terpu said.

The company has booked a rig to execute drilling at the project following approval of the Program of Works and completion of both heritage clearance and site works.


Drilling plans

The drill program at L076 was designed to test the conductor with a 600m hole using RC drilling and a diamond tail.

Interpreted data from historical exploration has also yielded improvements in the prospectivity of the project with conductor L076 being in a favourable position for metal settling and accumulation.

Great Southern has also continued to refine conductor L124, which is located proximal to a magnetic source within the interpreted intrusive complex.

The isolation of the 300m by 300m conductor – the only conductor identified in the centre of the Diorite Hill intrusion – is also considered to be a noteworthy positive factor.

This article was developed in collaboration with Great Southern Mining, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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