Galileo Mining Ltd Reveals New Palladium Target at Norseman Nickel-Cobalt Project in Western Australia
“Six of the seven holes drilled on a single line returned significant results with maximum grades of four meters at 0.69 g/t 2E. The location of palladium and platinum in the Mission Sill area is centered on a geologic boundary that has now been defined for eight kilometers strike,” says MD.
Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX:GAL) has discovered a new platinum-palladium (2E) target at the Norseman Nickel-Cobalt project in Western Australia from air drilling results which revealed anomalous mineralization in six contiguous holes on 250 meters of drill line.
Palladium and platinum have now been identified over eight kilometers of strike length, with an additional four kilometers of prospective untested tenure to be investigated.
Notable results from drilling at the Mission Sill North Prospect included:
- 15 meters at 0.44 g/t 2E (palladium + platinum), 0.14% nickel, 0.05% copper from surface, including 4 meters at 0.69 g/t 2E, 0.11% nickel, 0 .03% copper from 4 meters; and
- 24 meters at 0.28 g/t 2E, 0.15% nickel, 0.02% copper from surface
“Provide a solid basis for follow-up”
“Positive results for palladium and platinum continue to come in from our Norseman project with the latest assays showing we have a new target for follow-up drill testing,” said Brad Underwood, managing director of Galileo Mining.
“Six of the seven holes drilled on a single line returned significant results with maximum grades of four meters at 0.69 g/t 2E.
“The location of palladium and platinum in the Mission Sill area centers on a geologic boundary that has now been defined for eight kilometers strike.
“The drill intersections to date provide a solid foundation for follow-up RC (reverse circulation) drill programs with the goal of locating potentially economic mineralization.
“Additional drilling is also needed to assess prospective areas that have never been drilled.
“With several drill programs planned over the next few months, we anticipate significant news flow as we pursue these high-value exploration targets.”
RC drilling of palladium-nickel targets at Norseman’s Mt Thirsty prospect is scheduled for April to follow up on drill results, including 27 meters at 0.58 g/t palladium, 0.12 g/t platinum, 0 .13% copper and 0.18% nickel.
Additional drill testing on the Jimberlana and Mission Sill prospects will be undertaken by Galileo following the completion of heritage studies and receipt of regulatory approvals.
About Galileo Mining
Galileo Mining is focused on the exploration and development of nickel, palladium, copper and cobalt resources in Western Australia.
The company has joint ventures with Creasy Group on claims in the Fraser Range which are highly prospective nickel-copper sulphide deposits similar to the operating Nova Mine.
Galileo also owns properties near Norseman with over 26,000 tonnes of contained cobalt and 122,000 tonnes of contained nickel, in JORC compliant resources.