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Munda sees solid results

Widgie Nickel’s Munda deposit has reported high grade nickel results through its recent drilling program.

The Munda deposit is one of the 12 nickel deposits within the Mt Edwards project, which is located 75 kilometres south of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and 40 kilometres south west of Kambalda, WA.

The Mt Edwards project is known for its unique consolidation of highly prospective nickel and new economy metal prospects.

High grade nickel mineralisation intercepts reported from the recently completed drilling campaign at the Munda nickel deposit includes:

  • MEDD026 12.46 metres (m) at 2.05 per cent nickel (Ni) from 329.6m, including 6.06m at 3.20 per cent Ni from 336.0m
  • MERC163 1m at 4.35 per cent Ni from 59m
  • MERC167 6.12m at 4.39 per cent Ni from 246.25m, including 2.55m at 7.08 per cent Ni from 249.45m

Widgie Nickel has also reported exploration success at the Munda deposit, with basal nickel mineralisation discovered 200 metres to the east of the Munda deposit.

Additionally, the company has reported a reinterpretation of Munda 3D geological model that highlights parallel high grade mineralised shoots which were not previously identified. It also said that the Munda mineralisation is a desirable ore source being low in Arsenic, and mineralisation at the site remains open at depth.

Widgie Nickel managing director Steve Norregaard reacted to the results.

“As one of the initial resources identified for upgrading in confidence, I am encouraged by these results. Tightening up our understanding of the mineralisation removes uncertainty and in the case of these results has provided a new geological interpretation, which alludes to the opportunity for resource growth,” Norregaard said.

Recently, Widgie Nickel submitted a mining proposal and mine closure plan to the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, which was part of the regulatory approval process for the direct shipping ore mining operation at the Faraday lithium project – which is also part of the Mt Edwards project.

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