Significant Nickel Intersections Confirmed by Drill Sample Assay Results
Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the AIM listed metals exploration and development company is pleased to announce an exploration update at the Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration Pty Ltd (“Kalahari Key” or “KKME”) Molopo Farms Complex Project (the “Project” or “MFC Project”), which is targeting prospective magmatic intrusion-hosted massive nickel sulphide and platinum-group element (“PGE”) mineralisation in Botswana.
The MFC Project is a district scale exploration opportunity in south-west Botswana.
After extensive preparatory exploration work over a number of years the Project was suitably advanced to commence exploration drilling in 2020.
Diamond drilling commenced at the MFC Project in October 2020 and to date three holes have been completed. Examination of the drill core to date has demonstrated the geological model for the presence of a magmatic feeder zone prospective for the accumulation of Ni/PGE sulphides in the intrusive system.
More recently, core samples were sent to the Geology Department of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg for thin section mineralogical analysis. This analysis confirmed the presence of nickel sulphides in the drill core adding more weight to the geological proposition.
Results have now been received from Scientific Services Geological Laboratories where drill core samples from hole KKME 1-6 were sent for assay testing.
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Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal Resources, commented:
“We are delighted to report that significant nickel intersections have been confirmed by the first batch of assay results received for the diamond drilling at the MFC Project. Recognising these drill results come from early stage reconnaissance drilling it is extremely positive to identify nickel mineralisation as confirmed today.
As only select intervals of drill core were sent for laboratory assay all five of the significant drill intersections can be considered open until the intervening samples are analysed.
These results corroborate the earlier identification of Pentlandite, the primary nickel sulphide mineral, in the mineralogical samples previously submitted to Witwatersrand University.
The nickel mineralisation encountered in this drill hole includes sections at grades that have been found to be economic in similar geologies and given the scale of the inferred feeder zone being investigated there is a good prospect of further positive results as exploration continues.”
The first batch of assay results for nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) have been received for the diamond drilling programme at the Molopo Farms Complex Project.
Follow the link below to download the full RNS release, including full results of the assay testing.
8 April 2021