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Great Boulder Resources enters JV for Winchester Nickel-Copper Project

The company’s due diligence, including drilling and petrography, confirmed the presence of high-grade nickel and copper mineralisation.
Great Boulder Resources enters JV for Winchester Nickel-Copper Project
Drilling on Great Boulder's Yamarna project in WA’s Eastern Goldfields

Great Boulder Resources Ltd (ASX:GBR) has executed a joint venture agreement with Ausgold over the Winchester Nickel-Copper Project near Laverton in Western Australia.

Great Boulder is earning up to 75% of Winchester through expenditure of $500,000 over four years, with around $100,000 already spent.

Based on metallurgical tests from GBR's nearby Mt Venn project, the high nickel-tenor at Winchester makes it particularly attractive as a blend for Great Boulder's Yamarna project along with its potential to host higher grade nickel mineralisation.

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Great Boulder managing director Stefan Murphy said the Winchester project could play an important role in the company’s strategy to establish a substantial copper-nickel-cobalt operation.

“The Winchester project represents part of a large igneous province with magmatic sulphide mineralisation now identified over a vast area," he said.

“Only a very small area has been drill tested at Winchester and the presence of high-grade copper and nickel mineralisation, confirmed through petrography, is extremely promising.

“Combining Winchester with our Mt Venn and Eastern Mafic deposits at Yamarna is an important step in building a consolidated copper-nickel-cobalt business for the region.”  

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Ausgold managing director Matthew Greentree said: “Great Boulder has shown a commitment to exploration in the region and has committed to spend $500,000 to earn 75% of the Yamarna project.

“The joint venture is structured so Ausgold retains a 25% free-carried interest through to a decision to mine, allowing Ausgold to focus its funds on its 100%-owned Katanning Gold Project, where the company continues to have exploration success and is progressing towards a mine development of the 1.04-million-ounce gold resource.”

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Exploration activities are underway at Winchester with a 3,400-metre aircore geochemistry drilling program beginning this week and a tenement-wide ground gravity survey to start in coming weeks.

The geochemistry and gravity data will be used in conjunction with other geophysical data to map prospective intrusions and identify nickel-copper mineralisation.

Recent field mapping and a review of previous RC drilling highlighted that most drill holes have not intersected the prospective mafic-ultramafic units.

A follow-up RC drill program will be planned once the aircore drilling and gravity survey are completed.

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