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St George raises $5.7m to turbocharge nickel project

ASX-listed nickel explorer, St George Mining, has rattled the tin and raised $5.7m in new funding to underpin its comprehensive exploration programs at the emerging Mt Alexander base metals project located near Leonora in WA.

The company has been targeting nickel-copper-PGM mineralisation within the extensive Cathedrals Belt for nearly three years and it has already defined an extensive, shallow, high-grade, ultramafic-hosted ore system over 5.5km of strike, with plenty of upside potential to grow this.

St George will kick off a maiden drill program at its new Fish Hook prospect located at the far eastern end of the belt in November, which presents as another opportunity for a greenfields nickel discovery in the district, according to St George management.

Earlier this month, the company discovered high-grade mineralisation at the Radar prospect, with an impressive set of numbers in the discovery hole generating 6m @ 2.14% nickel, 0.74% copper and 1.62g/t PGMs from only 46m down-hole.

That intersection included a 2.55-metre section grading 4.29% nickel, 1.46% copper and 3g/t PGMs from 49.05m.

St George has unearthed more than 30 regional electromagnetic conductors that have yet to be drill tested and it appears to be defining new high-priority targets at will from its ongoing programs of down-hole EM surveys at Mt Alexander.

With new money flowing in, many of these new exploration targets are likely to feel the drill bit in 2020.

Executive Chairman John Prineas said: “Programmes are in full swing with diamond drilling running 24/7, RC drilling to resume shortly, down-hole EM surveys underway and further surface EM surveys at Fish Hook and West End prioritised to commence shortly.”

“Our geological model suggests that there may be larger, intrusive‐style nickel sulphide deposits at depth and our additional funding will allow us to expedite further testing of deeper target areas.”

 

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