Widgie Nickel has provided an update on the 132N deposit resource infill drilling program with assays received from hole 23MERCD112 described as “exceptionally high-grade nickel mineralisation”.
The 132N deposit is located on mining lease M15/101, six kilometres north-west of the Widgiemooltha township. It forms part of the Mt Edwards project, located 75km south of Kalgoorlie and 40km southwest of Kambalda in Western Australia.
Widgie Nickel previously announced the results from portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) readings carried out at the deposit.
The 23MERCD112 hole has now returned 9.14m at 10.44 per cent nickel (Ni), 0.75 per cent copper (Cu), 0.13 per cent cobalt (Co), 1.93 grams per tonne (g/t) 3 platinum group elements (PGE) from 330m – including 2.61m at 18.88 per cent Ni, 0.48 per cent Cu, 0.23 per cent Co, 0.65g/t 3PGE from 335.44m.
“23MERCD112 was fast tracked for assay with the remainder of the 132N resource definition drilling program being processed currently, with assays expected in October 2023,” the company said.
Widgie Nickel managing director Steve Norregaard reacted to the news.
“We are delighted to share the assay results for 23MERCD112 validating portable XRF readings announced on August 11. This hole drilled through the lower zone of the current 132N resource shape confirms the presence of exceptionally high-grade mineralisation.”
Earlier in the week, Widgie Nickel announced assay results from its recent diamond drilling infill program that targeted the Widgie 3 nickel mineralisation system.