TechGen Metals (ASX:TG1) reports it has identified nickel-copper-PGE and gold targets through an ultra-fine fraction soil program at the Narryer Project, located 650km north of Perth in Western Australia.
The results from the broad spaced 800m by 200m ultra-fine fraction soil sampling program along 12 east-west sample lines have now been received by the company and interpreted.
The UltraFine soil sampling technique was developed by CSIRO in conjunction with LabWest Minerals and involves sampling the clay dominant ‘ultra-fine’ fraction of the soil, and it is this ultra-fine component which can absorb pathfinder elements released via the processes of hydromorphic dispersion from weathered and buried mineralisation.
The sampling results returned to the company indicate the presence of 11 targets for follow-up sampling
The soil data was levelled with respect to regolith and geology domains, and then levelled where the raw data was assessed to determine levels of anomalism.
The sampling results returned to the company indicate the presence of 11 targets for follow-up sampling. Eight of these are nickel-copper-PGE targets, with the remaining three gold targets.
TechGen says the soil sampling program was the first exploration program to target a mafic and ultramafic intrusive complex which runs for around 25km through the project area.
These mafic and ultramafic rocks were confirmed in the project area by recent rock chip samples collected during the soil sampling program.
The preliminary data from a detailed 1,800km airborne magnetic and radiometric survey designed to cover the entire 25km strike length of the mafic and ultramafic intrusive complex at the Narryer Project has now been received.
TechGen reports the newly acquired airborne data provides a better definition of the magnetic character of the area that will assist with the planning of follow-up and step-out soil sampling programs.
This data is undergoing further processing, but the company has already identified several features of interest including structural offsets and circular features.
TechGen advises further soil sampling to follow up on identified nickel-copper-PGE and gold targets, and to step out from previous sampling will commence in November.
The Narryer Project is located 650km north of Perth in Western Australia, and consists of exploration licences E20/1022 and E09/2699 covering a combined area of 380km-square.
Narryer is located in the Narryer Terrane on the edge of the Archaean-aged Yilgarn Craton.
TechGen is an Australian registered exploration company with a primary focus on exploring and developing its gold and base metal projects across Australia.
It holds a portfolio of 25 exploration licences across 4 geological regions in Western Australia and 1 in New South Wales.
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