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Morning News Bites – September 8

In Today’s Morning News Bites for September 8. NSW, VIC and TAS brace for severe winds and dust storms, Victoria hires Salesforce for contact tracing, WA still with below average home builds despite housing grants. 

Legend Mining Limited reported an update from diamond drillhole RKDD023, which was designed to test the 25,000-30,000S conductor at the Mawson Prospect within the Rockford Project, Fraser Range, Western Australia. Legend Managing Director Mr Mark Wilson said: “The discovery of another 12.95m of massive nickelcopper sulphide in diamond drillhole 23, circa 200m from the previously announced massive sulphides, is a quantum boost for the potential of the Mawson Prospect. The nature of the mineralisation suggests we are closer to the intrusive source but we are not there yet. Downhole EM from this hole, which is now underway, is designed to provide data to assist in planning future diamond holes in this immediate vicinity.”

Shree Minerals Ltd has completed an initial desktop review of historical reports relating to Shree’s tenement application in the East Lachlan Fold Belt in New South Wales. The Turondale Project covers an area of 129.9 km² and is located 15km north of Bathurst. It is prospective for orogenic, porphyry and skarn related gold mineralisation. Commencement of exploration fieldwork is awaiting granting of the exploration licence, expected over coming few months. The East Lachlan Fold Belt has a long history of mineral production including gold (80 Mozs), copper (13 Mt), lead, zinc, silver and tin. It contains several large operating copper and gold mines including Evolution Mining’s Lake Cowal Gold Mine, Newcrest Mining Ltd’s Cadia Mine and Alkane Resources Tomingley Gold Mine. Also located within the East Lachlan Fold Belt is Alkane Resources’ 2019 Boda discovery with a reported drill intersection of 502 metres at 0.2% copper and 0.48 g/t gold from 211 metres.

High-grade gold mineralisation at shallow depths in its maiden Reverse Circulation (RC) drill program at the Kashmir prospect, has been reported by Gateway Mining Limited. The reports form part of its Gidgee Gold Project in Western Australia. Grades of up to 8.8g/t Au returned from initial reconnaissance Reverse Circulation drilling within the extensive Kashmir gold-in-soil anomaly, providing an outstanding target for follow-up work. Significant intersections have been returned from structures within both mafic volcanics and veining within the granodiorite. These mineralisation styles are consistent with those observed on the northwestern contact zone of the Montague Dome, which is the focus of Gateway’s exploration activities. Managing Director, Mr Peter Langworthy, said: “Intersecting these sorts of grades 1km apart in our very first drill program within a 1.8km long gold anomaly is an extraordinary result! This shows the scale of the opportunity at Gidgee and highlights the vast range of targets we have across the project – from resource-growth opportunities at Whistler and Montague to vast new gold anomalies such as Kashmir which are wide open for new discoveries.”

ScandiVanadium Limited announced an update on the progress of the Gnama Nickel Project in the Fraser Range of Western Australia. Review of existing geophysical database including 15.1 line kilometres of MLEM and FLEM ground based electro-magnetic (EM) survey data identifies key area for follow up. Planning underway for ground EM survey to test up to 550m depth over historic nickel and copper anomalous drilling. Executive Chairman, David Frances, said “The Gnama Project has significant elevated nickel and copper in previous drilling analogous to Nova and Mawson pre-discovery. The ability to run a higher-powered ground EM over our project compared to previous surveys completed in 2005 allows us to investigate deeper parts of the system that have not previously been tested. We are planning a SQUID survey to test up to 550m depth and potentially identify the source of the 20m thick Ni-Cu-Co anomaly in historic drilling.”

Bardoc Gold Limited announced that recent Reverse Circulation drilling at the Excelsior Deposit, part of the company’s 3.02Moz Bardoc Gold Project located 40km north of Kalgoorlie in WA, has intersected broad zones of gold mineralisation which confirm the existing resource model and highlight strong potential for future growth and upside at the cornerstone deposit. The latest assay results from the 320koz Au Excelsior Deposit are from areas of lower confidence material outside the current Ore Reserves. The results demonstrate the mineralisation remains open down-plunge at depth below the current open pit design, highlighting future growth opportunities at this large-tonnage, low strip ratio deposit.

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