Western Australian nickel company St George Mining Limited has announced that 42 electromagnetic conductors have been prioritised for drilling at its Mt Alexander Project.

Identified via downhole EM (DHEM) surveys, 73 off-hole anomalies were detected at the north-eastern Goldfields project. 

A number of the prioritised EM conductors are located away from the known areas of nickel-copper sulphides. 

St George Mining Executive John Prineas said the targeted program will scope out the scale of the discoveries in the Cathedrals Belt and accelerate the definition of resource.

“The sheer number of EM conductors to be drilled in the Cathedrals Belt reflects the large scale of the mineral system at Mt Alexander, and its potential to host substantial strike lengths of mineralization,” he said.

“In addition to the new EM conductors, we will drill some deep holes at Fairbridge to test for the source of the many nickel-copper gossans at the surface.

“All EM conductors drilled in the Cathedrals Belt to date have been confirmed as nickel-copper sulphides, so we have confidence that the upcoming drilling will discover more high-grade mineralisation.” 

One Diamond rig and one Reverse Circulation rig have been secured for the drilling program, which is set to commence at Mt Alexander around July 22.