All systems go for Spargoville

Nickel samples in solution from Spargoville.

Prospects are looking bright for the rejuvenation of Estrella Resources’ Spargoville Nickel Project in Western Australia, as latest high-grade results confirm significant nickel mineralisation at the site.

With 75 per cent of the assays back from the laboratory, exceptional intersects have confirmed the 5A Deposit as containing significant grades below the open pit.

Estrella’s confirmation holes also identified the sheared closure of the deposit 90m below surface, once again in line with previous modelling.

The current work on the mineralogy will inform the creation of metallurgical samples for flotation testing, and to understand the nature of the bulk sample due to be removed in September, which will be used to test the viability of an alternate revenue stream.

Additionally, a pump has been installed in the 5A Pit to remove the drill water that has accumulated in the pit base due to the diamond drilling.

Estrella managing director Chris Daws said it was pleasing to note the steady flow of high nickel assays returning from the confirmation program.

“With these results received, the team are accelerating our resource modelling and metallurgical work which will further inform our plan to commence full scale mining, which remains on target for the first quarter of 2023,” he said.

“It’s all systems go as Estrella seeks to bring Spargoville back into production and look forward to updating the market every step of the way.”

About Ray Chan

Editor of industrial titles and mastheads with Prime Creative Media. Publications include Rail Express and Australian Mining (web content).

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