Nickel Sulphide Targets Identified on Basal Contact of Mafic-Ultramafic Intrusion

21 April 2015

Merolia Nickel Targets 21.04.15


White Cliff Minerals is very pleased to announce the identification of three compelling nickel sulphide targets on the basal contact of a mafic-ultramafic intrusion in Western Australia:

  •  The conductive targets are associated with the margins of highly magnetic units and are coincident with strong nickel-copper (1425ppm Ni) anomalism at surface
  • The geological setting and position of the conductive targets is similar to the Nova-Bollinger nickel discovery

The conductors occur on the boundary (basal contact) of the Diorite Hill layered mafic intrusion adjacent to an ultramafic (komatiite) unit and within the interpreted feeder conduit. The margins of a layered mafic Intrusion and the feeder conduit are considered highly favourable positions for the concentration of massive nickel sulphides.

The conductors are also associated with the margins of highly magnetic units and are coincident with very strong nickel-copper soil anomalies where the conductor is projected to surface

The position of the bedrock conductors and geological setting is strikingly similar to the setting at the Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper deposit.

The Company is currently planning follow up work including additional fixed loop EM which will be followed by drilling to test these conductors. The Company has applied for funding for the drilling from the Western Australian governments exploration incentive scheme (EIS)

Managing Director, Todd Hibberd noted that, “The EM conductors are outstanding targets for massive nickel sulphide mineralisation. “MC01, in particular, is a very attractive target that occurs on the basal contact of the mafic-ultramafic intrusion and has coincident nickel soils anomalies along this contact at surface. The identification of these nickel anomalies substantially improves the prospectivity of the Merolia project given that the McKenna prospect is only 35 kilometres from the Windarra nickel mine and associated infrastructure in the event of successful drilling”

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