Chalice Gold Mines has reported positive metallurgical results from recent test work at the Gonneville discovery within its Julimar nickel-copper-PGE project in Western Australia.
The company identified three new large anomalies, including a 6.5-kilometre long anomaly, beyond the northern limit of drilling at the Gonneville intrusion.
Commenting on the results, Chalice’s managing director, Alex Dorsch called the new discoveries “highly prospective.”
“We have speculated for some time that the area north of our recent Gonneville discovery is highly prospective,” he said.
“We have now supported that claim with major new, laterally extensive geophysical targets from the first airborne EM survey over the company’s granted tenure, which is a very exciting and important development.”
The anomalies are known as Hartog, Baudin and Jansz.
The Hartog anomaly spans 6.5 kilometres and lies directly north from the Gonneville intrusion.
Chalice stated that the peak airborne electromagnetic (AEM) response at Hartog was significantly higher than the peak AEM response at Gonneville, indicating a potentially shallow, large conductive body that might represent sulphide mineralisation.
The Baudin anomaly lies roughly 10 kilometres northeast of Gonneville. The area has been sampled with strongly anomalous nickel-copper-palladium mineralisation identified.
The Jansz anomaly lies 18 kilometres northeast of Gonneville and is visible, potentially indicating surface responses.
However, final results from all anomalies are yet to be received, creating possibilities that more may be identified.
Chalice is now awaiting feedback regarding access to the Julimar State Forest for the next stage of exploration activities.
“We are expecting initial feedback shortly regarding access to the State Forest for the next stage of reconnaissance exploration activities,” Dorsch said.
“We are hopeful of being able to assess the compelling new anomalies and aim to expand Julimar into a district-scale, multi-discovery opportunity.”