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Australian Potash to commence drilling at Laverton Downs

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Australian Potash Ltd has advised that mobilisation has commenced for the diamond drilling programme targeting massive nickel sulfide mineralisation at the company’s 100% owned Laverton Downs Project (LDP), 5 km north of Laverton.

Australian Potash Managing Director and CEO, Matt Shackleton, said: “The versatile time domain electromagnetic (VTEMTM) survey identified 6 high priority massive sulfide targets across the LDP area, which sit adjacent to previously mapped outcropping ultramafics. These targets, or conductor plates, sit along a previously unidentified, sub-surface magnetic horizon. In addition to this, the legacy drill hole sample analysis we conducted over LDP last year confirmed the presence of nickel fertile ultramafic rocks.

“The LDP has been the target of nickel exploration previously, however these newly identified massive sulfide targets sit on a buried horizon that no previous exploration penetrated. The deepest hole yet drilled at LDP achieved a vertical depth of only 90 m, and it was targeting gold several kilometres away.

“The primary targets of this drill program are VTEM anomalies consistent with massive sulfide mineralisation in a geological setting replete with ultramafic rocks.”

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