Aldoro Resources continues to kick goals at its VC1 Narndee sulphide discovery in Western Australia. The company is showing a perfect scorecard, with all four of its maiden diamond drill holes into the electromagnetic, or “EM” target returning massive sulphides. Aldoro’s most recent drilling has returned further encouraging sulphide intercepts, with geological logging of NDD0004 noting the presence of disseminated to blebby sulphides over an interval of more than 124 metres.
The company’s sensational run of success over the VC1 EM target has now extended the discovery along more than 240m of strike, with a further 150m of the conductor yet to be drilled. In addition, an interpretation of the drill core indicates that the sulphide mineralisation remains open both down-dip and down-plunge, leaving the target primed for a second phase of deeper drilling.
Aldoro reports that the company’s down-hole EM contractor is now on site at Narndee and will be conducting surveys down all of the company’s recent drill holes, in addition to testing a reverse circulation drill hole completed by a previous explorer. The company expects that the down hole surveys will help to identify any off-hole conductors within the emerging mineralisation envelope and the depth extensions to the developing sulphide system.
Interestingly, Aldoro has also completed in-field assaying of the drill core, utilising a hand-held XRF analyser with the cutting-edge field kit returning anomalous values of both nickel and copper mineralisation. These tantalising results now leave the company on the edge of its seat as it awaits confirmation of the results from a certified laboratory.
Aldoro’s Narndee project is located to the east of Paynes Find, approximately 400 kilometres north-east of Perth in WA. The project contains three granted exploration licences that cover more than 220 square kilometres of the underexplored Narndee Intrusion.
The company’s key targets at Narndee are a host of fertile contacts associated with the various mafic-ultramafic intrusives that have penetrated the regional stratigraphy. These contacts are recognised as potentially trap sites for magmatic sulphides, which produce deposits similar in nature to IGO’s famed Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper discovery in the Fraser Range and Chalice’s recent Julimar nickel-PGE discovery, east of Perth.
Aldoro’s stunning success with the VC1 target has now created a sense of anticipation for the company’s ongoing exploration program. A recent $2.4 million capital raising has underpinned the design of a further 10,000m of drilling to test a wealth of developing targets across the Narndee base metal terrane.
The company’s drilling program now moves to the VC3 target, about 3km to the north-east of the VC1 discovery, with new targets also being identified at VC11 in the north and the East lode, approximately 4km east of the Narndee base-metal gossans.
It also seems likely that the drill rig will return to VC1 in the not-too-distant future, should the down-hole EM surveying light up a larger target at depth.
With Aldoro now awaiting its first batch of assays from the lab and drilling moving onto its next target at Narndee, the company looks set it continue strutting its stuff in what may quickly emerge as Western Australia’s newest nickel terrane.
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