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The eight diamond holes were aimed at infilling sections of the Alpha Zone deposit and further validating what is called the 'Exploration Target' immediately west of the B4-7 deposit.
At the Alpha Zone, where a review has established the target is more significant than previously thought, Landore said it had confirmed the continuity of the palladium enriched zone over 700 metres immediately adjacent to the B4-7 massive sulphide zone.
One hole reported 1.5 metres at 10.15g/t palladium, the mining firm noted.
Meanwhile, at the exploration zone, drilling has successfully hit B4-7 style massive sulphide mineralisation, the firm said, adding that the target contains a potential 1.5mln to 2mln tonnes of sulphide mineralisation similar in grade to the B4-7 deposit, with a nickel equivalent of 1.24%.
Looking ahead, Landore is on the hunt for a team to undertake pre-feasibility metallurgical and geotechnical studies on the B4-7 deposit including the Alpha Zone, to be completed by the fourth quarter this year and planning a drilling programme for the latter half of 2015 aimed at bringing the 'Exploration Target' up to Ni 43-101 inferred status within the B4-7 resource.
An updated resource estimate will then be completed.
The 32,000 hectare Junior Lake project has seen considerable exploration over the past year as the firm has been honing in on the area identified by geophysics between the B4-7 and VW areas.
Exploration so far has already identified a resource of 33,000 tonnes at the polymetallic B4-7 area, 22,000 tonnes at the mainly nickel VW zone, and a 20,000 tonne 'exploration target' west of B4-7.
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