Northern Manganese (ASX: NTM) is poised to start a 10 hole reverse circulation drilling program targeting a known copper occurrence at its Wounded Knee project in the Pilbara Mineral Field, Western Australia.
Rock chip and grab samples from previous exploration returned values of up to 34.8% copper, 1.6 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, 1000g/t silver, 15.9% lead, 3,230ppm zinc and 213ppm molybdenum.
An earlier soils sampling program returned twelve samples with over 500ppm copper.
These results as well as geological observations have allowed Northern to identify numerous areas of interest.
Wounded Knee is located about 120 kilometres east of Nullagine and 15 kilometres southeast of the Woodie Woodie Mine.
It is surrounded by other projects including Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) Yeneena Copper Project, Aditya Birla Minerals’ (ASX:ABY) Birla Nifty Copper Mine, Newcrest Mining’s (ASX: NCM) Telfer Copper/Gold Mine and Cameco Corporation’s (TSE: CCJ) uranium/gold/base Metals Kintyre Project.
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