Australian Nickel Company Ltd has commenced a 22-hole Reverse Circulation drill programme to test six nickel targets.
The RC drill programme consisting of 22 holes totalling approximately 4,000m will test six highly prospective nickel targets out of ~20 targets so far identified from ongoing systematic assessment of historical exploration data.
The drilling program is designed to test relatively shallow positions surrounding the closed Blair Nickel Mine.
In most cases the targets are hosted within prospective ultramafic channel rocks and are following up highly anomalous nickel-copper mineralisation in shallow historical predominantly Air-Core drilling (<80m deep).
Future programs will likely include deeper RC drilling and downhole electromagnetic surveys (DHEM).
Australian Nickel Company Ltd is earning a 75% interest in the Blair – Golden Ridge Project nickel rights.
“This maiden drill programme is the culmination of an incredible amount of time and effort from the Australian Nickel Company technical team, led by Peter Langworthy. Drilling is now underway and we look forward to not only seeing the assay results in due course but also the successful application of the information generated by Peter and his team to take the Project forward.”