Legend flags huge mineralised system in Mawson

Massive nickel-copper sulphides at Mawson RKDD011 diamond drillhole. Source: Legend Mining

Legend Mining’s latest diamond drillhole results at the Rockford project in Western Australia have provided further evidence that a large mineralised system is present at the Mawson prospect.

Assays from RKDD011 revealed massive nickel-copper sulphides of 15 metres at 0.65 per cent nickel, 0.53 per cent copper and 0.04 per cent cobalt from 129.25 metres at the upper interval, and 21.6 metres at 1.93 per cent nickel, 1.09 per cent copper and 0.10 per cent cobalt from 217.5 metres at the lower interval.

“These results support Legend’s previous statements that Mawson is a large mineralised system. The 21.6m intercept from hole 11 is material in both width and grade,” Legend managing director Mark Wilson said.

Legend also received its first aircore drillhole assay results from Mawson for this year, with RKAC774’s 12 metre intercept at 0.14 per cent nickel, 0.08 per cent copper, and 0.02 per cent cobalt from 56 metres.

“The new aircore assay results received point to a developing story northeast of the current diamond drilling programme with aircore hole RKAC744 a few hundred metres from the collar of diamond hole 11,” Wilson said.

In December last year, Legend enjoyed a $200 million market capitalisation after discovering massive nickel-copper sulphides in diamond drillhole RKDD007.

Fraser Range has been a key area for nickel-copper sulphides since 2012, when Sirius Resources found the Nova-Bollinger nickel, copper and cobalt mine.

Legend plans to continue its diamond drilling program to target nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation in Fraser Range.

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