Geophysical Surveys to Unlock Mulga Tank Ni-Cu-PGE Project

Southern Geoscience Consultants are excited to be supporting Western Mines Group Limited (ASX: WMG), with an upcoming extensive high-powered (HP) MLTEM survey programme at their flagship Mulga Tank Ni-Cu-PGE project.

The most recent and substantive exploration work completed at Mulga Tank was by Impact Minerals between 2013 and 2018. After completing a reconnaissance MLTEM and FLTEM survey identifying 10 bedrock conductor targets Impact tested five of the targets, associated with coincident soil geochemical responses, with an initial eight hole diamond drilling program. The key result of this first pass exploration program was the clear evidence of working Ni-Cu-PGE magmatic sulphide mineral system within the dunite intrusive, with three styles of nickel and copper mineralisation intersected by the drilling.

The proposed MLTEM survey programme will provide coverage over the entire intrusion aiming to delineate significant bedrock conductors that could be associated with deposits of massive Ni-Cu-PGE sulphides. At 200m line spacing, this will be at twice the resolution of previous surveys, with a high-powered, low base frequency survey system and HT SQUID B-field sensor offering a significant step up from previous work.  The survey is due to start commence after a recent delay due to COVID.

SGC Consultant Geophysicist Russell Mortimer is managing the upcoming MLTEM survey efforts.

MLTEM survey programme at Mulga Tank