Nelson Resources Ltd (ASX:NES) plans to start drilling and Induced Polarisation (IP) surveys at its Woodline Gold Project on the boundary of the Albany Fraser Oregon and the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone belt in WA.
The company anticipates completing 1,000 to 1,500 metres of diamond drilling using its own rig before the end of January 2021 as it seeks to find the next Tropicana gold deposit.
Drilling is designed to target recently identified structures and interpreted extensions to known mineralisation and to follow-up previous drilling to provide important structural and petrophysical information for ongoing targeting.
A decision to acquire a multi-purpose drill rig guarantees the company can drill when it wishes to do so and enables it to drill more metres at a lower cost than originally planned.
An induced polarisation (IP) and resistivity survey will also start over 10 kilometres of interpreted strike.
Nelson’s field team is on-site at Woodline with the company’s drill rig to be mobilised to site this week and drilling scheduled to start at the weekend.
Once the diamond drill program has been completed, the company’s drill rig will be set up for reverse circulation (RC) drilling with an additional 6,000 to 8,000 metres of drilling planned for Woodline before mid-2021.
Ground IP surveys
Nelson is also planning to shortly undertake ground IP and resistivity surveys at Redmill, Grindall and Socrates prospects within Woodline.
The purpose is to map the disseminated sulphides associated with mineralisation and improve the positioning of upcoming drilling within the target geological units that have been already been defined from surface geochemistry and the high-resolution ground magnetics survey.
Use of IP has been demonstrated to be an effective exploration tool for gold mineralisation at the Tropicana gold deposit, which the company believes to be a similar style deposit to the gold mineralisation at Redmill and Grindall.
Electromagnetic geophysical technique
This IP survey is being supported by ‘Loupe’ electromagnetic surveys, a newly developed, low-cost and rapid electromagnetic ground geophysical technique.
The purpose of the Loupe survey is to determine whether the system can be used to rapidly refine target areas for follow-up IP.
The ease of use and rapid data collection from the Loupe system is highly appealing for the rapid development of and refining of drilling targets for Nelson.
A Loupe survey has been completed at Redmill and another is underway at Grindall.
Additional Loupe surveys are planned for Socrates, West Socrates and at an untested nickel target.
Published at Mon, 30 Nov 2020 06:01:00 +0000-Nelson Resources about to drill Woodline Gold Project with its own rig