Legend managing director Mark Wilson said: “The exploration team has been busy in the field over recent months.
“The highlight activity has been the completion of the low frequency EM (electromagnetic) survey at Area D. This survey was designed to optimise the modelling of the D5 and other surrounding conductors which will be the focus of the upcoming diamond drilling programme.
Area D low frequency MLTEM survey
“We expect to announce details of this diamond drilling programme in the first week of October.
“Meanwhile further EM surveys are active at Areas Q and U to give follow up diamond drill targets along with Shackleton, Worsley and Crean prospects”.
Regional aircore drilling
Regional aircore drilling continued during August and September with the drilling of a further 69 holes for 5,351 metres.
Assay results for 28 holes have been received with the remaining 41 holes pending.
This drilling targeted four Area D ‘lookalike’ aeromagnetic/gravity features located within 10 kilometres of Area D and two further targets at Rockford central.
The drilling over the four Area D lookalike features all intersected mafic/ultramafic intrusive host rocks including gabbronorite, gabbro and pyroxenite.
Rockford Project – exploration activities
The southern feature has a 4.5-kilometre x 2.5- kilometre oval aeromagnetic signature and returned a best intersection in hole RKAC645 of 16 metres at 0.12% nickel, 0.02% copper and 0.03% cobalt from 74 metres associated with gabbronorite bedrock.
Three other holes reported elevated nickel values between 0.05-0.06% nickel also in gabbronorite.
A future innovative moving loop electromagnetic (MLTEM) survey may be planned over this aeromagnetic feature aimed at identifying conductive bodies potentially related to massive nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation.