SkyTEM survey for Ni-Cu sulphide anomalies for Orion Minerals in South Africa

Orion Minerals in South Africa announces the commencement of regional exploration in the Areachap Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa.

  • 19 SkyTEM anomalies selected for initial follow-up
  • 17 anomalies coinciding with a paleo-seafloor setting selected to be tested as volcanogenic massive sulphide targets
  • 2 anomalies are associated with known Ni-Cu sulphide mineralisation. Regional target generation is ongoing, evaluating the remaining SkyTEM data over the Jacomynspan Complex
  • Geological mapping and ground EM surveys to define drill targets on the SkyTEM anomalies commenced mid-May 2018

Orion’s Managing Director and CEO, Errol Smart, commented:

“Given the significant number of new anomalies generated by Orion’s initial helicopter-borne Electro Magnetic (SkyTEM) survey over our regional landholdings in the highly-prospective yet underexplored Areachap Belt, in our view, the use of modern exploration tools has significantly enhanced the probability of exploration success. We look forward to drill testing multiple targets in coming months with the first drill holes scheduled to commence during June 2018.”

Map showing the SkyTEM anomalies currently selected for follow-up on exploration work. Courtesy of Orion Minerals.

Read the entire press release from Orion Minerals here.