Sheffield Resources commences drilling program at Red Bull nickel project

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Mineral sands explorer Sheffield Resources has announced the commencement of a Reverse Circulation (RC) and diamond drilling program at its Red Bull project located in the Fraser Range region of Western Australia.

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The company is drilling at the high-priority Stud nickel-copper target at Red Bull which comprises a bedrock conductor located beneath strong nickel-copper anomalism in shallow aircore drill holes.

Sheffield Resources Managing Director Bruce McFadzean said modelling of the conductive anomaly indicates a large source which makes the Stud prospect one of the most compelling drill targets in the Fraser Range.

“With a combination of bedrock conductor, strong nickel anomalism and observed trace amounts of nickel sulphide, the Stud target has all the right ingredients for a discovery,” he said.

Image credit: Sheffield Resources
Image credit: Sheffield Resources

Mr McFadzean said one diamond drill hole will target the conductor, while four RC drill holes will target IP centres with coincident nickel-copper geometrical anomalism in aircore holes.

“These holes have been designed to target potential bedrock sulphide mineralisation located towards the base of a mafic-ultramafic intrusive complex,” Mr McFadzean added.

“The drilling programme has provision for additional drill holes and down-hole electromagnetic surveying if initial results are positive.”