Maximus Resources Limited has commenced a 2.5 square-kilometre survey at the company’s high-priority Hilditch Nickel target, located 9 kilometres north of its Wattle Dam Gold Mine and just 20 minutes drive from Nickel West’s concentrator plant in Kambalda.
The ASX-listed explorer is understandably bullish about the target’s potential, with historic exploration revealing a headlining 2.4 per cent intersection over two metres at a time when global prices are on an uphill march, amidst a global nickel deficit.
The company said a geological review of the Hilditch nickel target highlights prospective structural and stratigraphic positions that require comprehensive geophysical assessment, with historic drilling recording nickel intersections ranging 1 to 2.4 per cent, with 0.5 per cent copper found in two holes.
“With advancements of ground-based geophysics and modelling techniques, the application of modern high-powered electromagnetic survey is warranted,” the company said.
Maximus’ tenements are located 20 kilometres from Kambalda, Western Australia’s premier gold and nickel mining district.
It holds 48 square kilometres of tenements across the fertile Spargoville Shear Zone hosting Wattle Dam, where the company is developing several small high-grade operations while actively exploring other opportunities.
The company expects to complete the survey within a week with results in the following fortnight.