A review of open file historic data across Moho’s Manjimup Project has identified geological and geophysical features synonymous with nickel-copper-PGE mineralisation.

The datasets were reviewed by Whistlepipe Exploration (WPEX), the principals of which were instrumental in the discovery of the world-class Gonneville nickel-copper-platinum group elements mineralisation in the Julimar mafic – ultramafic intrusive complex in Western Australia.

The Manjimup Project comprises Exploration Licence E70/5762 and consists of 13 graticular blocks covering about 30 square km straddling State Forests and freehold land.

Moho has now completed the acquisition of the Manjimup Project from WPEX with all conditions precedent met, including provision of signed transfers and receipt of all targeting information and statutory consents.

Similarities with surrounding world-class deposits

The Manjimup Project shares many similarities with the surrounding world-class deposits of the South-West terrane and Nova-Bollinger in the Albany-Fraser Orogen (AFO) region of Western Australia.

It is located on a major and deeply seated WNW trending fault intersecting a major EW trending terrane boundary, is close to a craton boundary, comprises local folding or doming, and is close to nickel-copper-PGE enrichment.

Key outcomes of Whistlepipe’s review include:

  • No relevant and systematic nickel-copper-PGE exploration completed by previous explorers with only shallow RC drilling to certain areas targeting mineral sands
  • Geophysical interpretation showed folded, magnetically “high” fabric coincident with significant gravity anomaly
  • Base metal & PGE geochemical anomalies of historic soils and BOH drill samples confirmed proof of concept and emphasised the prospectivity for Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation
  • Interpreted eye shape of a mafic-ultramafic complex analogous with well-known “eye” shaped seen at mineralised Nova complex

Exploration activities

In conjunction with WPEX, Moho has prepared a comprehensive exploration program and budget to streamline the process of defining drill ready targets.

Initial stages of exploration are focused on environmental studies and landowner consultation and would be followed by low ground disturbance activities listed below:

  • Orientation surface geochemical survey and ground reconnaissance to assess the local geology
  • Gravity survey at 400m or 200m stations as a priority to better delineate the mafic-ultramafic complex
  • Ground magnetic survey 100m line spacing to help with mapping the intrusion and host rocks; and
  • Surface electromagnetic survey (FLEM/MLEM) conditional on encouraging results in the previous geophysical surveys.

Meanwhile, Moho has already submitted a Dieback Management Plan to the DMIRS and commissioned a Fauna & Flora desktop survey.




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