St George Mining Limited has announced the escalation of drilling at its flagship Mt Alexander Nickel-Copper Sulphide Project, located in the north-eastern Goldfields in Western Australia.
On Monday St George’s Executive Chairman, John Prineas, announced that a second diamond drill rig has arrived at Mt Alexander.
“Availability of drill rigs in Western Australia remains very tight so securing an additional rig is a great outcome for St George,” Mr Prineas said.
“The availability of the rig was only confirmed last Friday, on short notice. We have a number of electromagnetic (EM) conductors and deep stratigraphic exploration holes lined up and ready for drilling. The second rig will serve to expedite testing of these targets,” he shared.
Mr Prineas added that the two EM conductors currently being drilled are interpreted to have a massive sulphide source.
“They are located to the west of known massive nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation and offer an excellent opportunity to make a new discovery in this unexplored area of the Cathedral Belt,” he said.
The second drill rig deployed at Mt Alexander will operate with two crews to allow for drilling 24/7. The first target being drilled by the second rig is a 55,550 Siemens off-hole conductor identified by the downhole EM (DHEM) survey in MAD192.
Drilling by the first rig is continuing on a single-shift basis. Drilling is at 115.5 metres downhole with the modelled EM plate predicted to be intersected at 340 metres downhole. The 33,100 Siemens conductor being drilled is one of five EM anomalies identified from the DHEM survey in MAD185.