Group Ten Metals Inc. takes pleasure in announcing that its 2019 field exploration campaign has been successfully completed at its flagship Stillwater West platinum group element-nickel-copper (Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu) project.
The project is located adjacent to the high-grade PGE mines of Sibanye-Stillwater in Montana, United States.
Fieldwork at the Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu project mainly involved the following for 2019:
Drilling: The inaugural diamond drill program at the Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu project has been completed by Group Ten Metals. Based on historic drilling in the most developed target regions, the company is aiming to expand known mineralized zones developed in block models and ultimately develop those regions toward the delineation of formal mineral resources for gold, rhodium, palladium, and platinum, together with cobalt, copper, and nickel.
Group Ten Metals is building on data obtained from over 28,000 m of previous drilling across the 25-km wide Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu project, and also on elaborate geochemical and geophysical studies.
Prior Drilling: Almost 12,000 m of the physical core has been re-assessed to apply the latest geologic models developed in the Platreef district of South Africa. Select intervals of this physical core—where previous assay results were not performed or were concluded only for certain elements—have been submitted for assay. This would allow the drills holes to be brought into the developing resource model.
Geological Sampling and Mapping: In less developed targets, ground-based geological mapping and sampling campaigns were carried out to develop them toward a drill-ready status for upcoming programs.
Soil Geochemistry Survey: Soils from a multi-kilometer area spanning the western portion of the Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu project—the Wild West, Boulder, and Chrome Mountain target regions—were sampled to extend coverage from previous surveys concluded on the eastern part. It is anticipated that this work will refine current targets and, at the same time, provide fresh targets for additional work in 2020.
At the Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu project, soil geochemistry has been a highly effective exploration tool because the broad mineralized horizons are exposed at the surface.
We are pleased to report the successful completion of the field work portion of our 2019 exploration campaign at Stillwater West. Assays are now pending on all drill, rock and soil samples, and work will be ongoing into 2020 to bring those new drill results into an updated block model.
Michael Rowley, President and CEO, Group Ten Metals Inc.
Rowley continued, “We are excited to be driving towards the delineation of a formal mineral resource estimate at the three most advanced multi-kilometer targets with five earlier stage, large-scale targets remaining to be tested. We look forward to providing continued news flow from Stillwater West, plus updates on our other assets, in the coming weeks and months.”