Chase Mining Ltd (ASX:CML) has intersected massive sulphides during a seven-hole diamond drilling program at the Alotta projects in Quebec, Canada, designed to test nickel-copper extensions.
The program tested extensions to known mineralisation within the nickel-copper wireframe, the interpreted Alotta deeps position, a shallow downhole electromagnetic plate and the potential west north-west extension of the main mineralised zone.
Hole ZA-19-06 was completed with 13.5 metres of massive and net textured sulphide mineralisation intersected from 65 metres to 78.5 metres downhole including 5 metres of massive sulphide from 65 metres.
Hole ZA-19-06 comprising 95% pyrrhotite and 5% chalcopyrite
The company targeted potential remobilised massive sulphide in hole ZA-19-02 at the intersection of the basal zone of the Alotta gabbro body.
This hole drilled through the base of the wireframe model intersecting weakly mineralised gabbro from 30 to 37 metres and drilled on to intersect the fault and breccia zone from 85 – 90 metres.
Drill hole location plan
Hole ZA-19-08 was completed with a 24.4-metre intersection of massive and net textured sulphide mineralisation from 55.5 metres downhole, which included two massive sulphide intersections of 1.7 metres from 55.5 metres and 1.5 metres from 64 metres.
Hole ZA-19-07 targeted the shallow along-strike west north-west continuation of mineralisation and intersected a zone of weak pyrite mineralised gabbro from 57 to 66 metres.
Once final sectional data is available the intersection may represent an extension to the mineralisation intersected in ZA-19-02.
Detailed geological logging, core-cutting and sampling have also been completed and a total of 206 samples dispatched to ALS in Sudbury for assay.
Results are expected within four to five weeks and will be reported once all QA/QC procedures have been finalised.