Although the main Lorraine mined lens outcropped as a machite sulphide zone, the eastern strike extension of the pit has not been drilled.
The depth to the top of the modelled plate is about 60 metres and the VTEM anomaly may represent a separate nickel-copper-PGE-cobalt massive sulphide lens east of the shaft.
Chase Mining executive chairman and CEO Leon Pretorius will be onsite for portions of the drilling program.
The company has also received a final report for the review of its Alotta Priority 1 VTEM (versatile time domain electromagnetic) anomaly.
The company had commissioned Perth based Southern Geoscience Consulting (SGC) to undertake a peer review of the previously reported plate models associated with its five Priority 1 VTEM anomaly sites within the Lorraine project area.
The SGC review differed from the earlier interpretations by modelling a weak conductor within the mineralised lens in response to early-time VTEM data.
SGC concluded that a deeper, flatter conductor positioned below and outside the mineralised lens provides a better match for the observed late-time VTEM anomaly.