Si6 survey to refine sulphide targeting in Botswana
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Si6 has kicked off further surveys across the Dibete, Airstrip and Maibele North projects to close off previously defined targets and generate new targets.
Audio-frequency magnetotellurics (AMT) surveying has been proven to accurately map existing sulphide mineralisation at Maibele North while detecting several significant zones of anomalism beneath the known orebody that remain untested by drilling.
This last survey carried out by Si6 Metals (ASX:SI6) in June also detected strong responses on the edge of the survey immediately northwest of the resource and the recent MADD0153 hole that intersected nickel sulphides at depth.
These zones remain open and unsurveyed, and the upcoming 33 line survey will cover the extensions of these encouraging anomalies to fully define their extent.
At Airstrip, 10 of these 33 lines will be carried out across prominent pole dipole IP anomalies further to the west and southwest of known mineralisation.
These areas are new targets for the company and will form the basis of an extensive regional reverse circulation program targeting the new anomalies and beneath existing mineralisation.
Over at Dibete, 13 lines of AMT will be carried out over areas of IP/VTEM responses to generate deep drill targets for immediate testing.
Maibele has a current resource of 2.38 million tonnes grading 0.72% nickel, 0.21% copper and 0.63 grams per tonne 4PGE+gold.
This is based on just 800m of strike that remains open at depth and along strike.
Drilling by the company has already taken the entire strike of the Maibele North nickel sulphide body up to about 1.4km.
Airstrip and Dibete also have proven mineralisation with one of the discovery holes at the former returning 7m at 11.8% copper and 717g/t silver from a depth of 52m while one of Dibete’s discovery holes was 18m at 1.78% copper and 28.9g/t silver from 24m.
This article was developed in collaboration with Si6 Metals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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