WIDGIEMOOLTHA NICKEL PROJECT

 Project:  Widgiemooltha Project
 Commodity:  Nickel
 Project Generation:  Komatiitic lava flows near Kambalda
 Ownership:  Jupiter Mines - Options on Kambalda   West & Golden Ridge


Geological setting:

The property covers an area of the western and south-eastern flanks fo the Widgiemooltha Dome.  Nickel sulphide mineralisation in he district is associated with high magnesium komatiitic lava flows.

Nickel sulphide mineralisation in this area often comprises a lower massive supphide zone overlain by a matrix sulphide zone and a halo of siddeminated sulphides.  Typically these deposits are tabular or ribbon like, jor are made up of a series of pod-like bodies along a linear trend.

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During the year, Jupiter completed a diamond drill programme at the Cassini Prospect part of the Company's Widgiemooltha Nickel Project located south of Kambalda in Western Australia (Figure1). The project has good access to rail, road and the Kambalda Nickel concentrator.

The drilling returned significant intersections of disseminated nickel sulphides which enhance the potential for the discovery of a Kambalda-style nickel deposit at Cassini. The Cassini Project is located 2.5 kilometres along strike from the operating Redross Nickel mine, owned by mincor Resources NL, and lies on the Widgiemooltha dome a producing nickel province.

The drill programme comprised a total of 1,380 metres over five holes using NQ diamond core, which was designed to follow up on previous drilling success by Jupiter including two intersections of massive nickel sulphides from hole JWddH003 which returned 1.35m @ 6.36% Ni and 0.3m @ 7.89% Ni, (Figure 2).

The drill programme was successful in intersecting the mafic-ultramafic contact zone, (Figure 3) with disseminated nickel sulphide mineralisation intersected in three of the five holes drilled:

JCDH003A - 2.88m @ 0.72% Ni;

JCDH005 - 5.26m @ 0.75% Ni including 0.97m @ 1.16% Ni; and JCDH006 - 2.63m @ 1.12% Ni including 1.02m @ 1.77% Ni.

 

Hole I D

Collar mE

Collar mN

From

To

interval

JCDH001

369352

6491819

 

 

No significant Nickel Assay
Returned

JCDH002

369309

6491900

 

 

No significant Nickel Assay
Returned

 

 

 

 

 

 

JCDH003A

369443

6492012

236.06

238.94

2.88m @ 0.72% Ni and 70
ppb Pt

 

 

 

 

 

 

JCDH005

369445

6491909

222.0

227.06

5.26m @ 0.75% Ni and 59
ppb Pt

Including

 

 

224.16

225.13

0.97m @ 1.16% Ni and 88
ppb Pt

JCDH006

369454

6491803

208.21

210.84

2.63m @ 1.12% Ni and 138
ppb Pt

Including

 

 

208.21

209.23

1.02m @ 1.77% Ni and 277
ppb Pt

Table 1: Highlights from diamond drill Programme at Cassini

     All diamond drill holes at Cassini were angled at approximately 60 degree dip to the west (270)

     Kalassay in Kalgoorlie cut and assayed all samples (Acid digest with iCP-OeS Finish)

     the Nickel grades reported in the intersection are a calculated weighted average of the assays from the individual metre intervals with a cut-off grade of 0.40% Ni

Down Hole time-domain electromagnetic (DHTEM) logging of the Cassini drill holes JCDH001, JCDH003A, JCDH005 and JCDH006 was completed during the year. the aim of the dHtem surveys was to detect bedrock conductors of interest (possible nickel sulphide concentrations) in close proximity to these drill holes the conductors delineated by the down hole survey remain untested.

The potential quantity and grade of the targets at Cassini are conceptual in nature and are for exploration purposes only. There has been insufficient exploration and valuation to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if future exploration will result in the determination of a mineral resource.

 


Figure 1. Widgiemooltha Project Location map

 


Figure 2. Cassini Prospect - New and historical drill hole Intersections

 


Figure 3. Cassini Geological Cross section interpretation



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