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Two new prospects confirm high potential of Dablo Ultramafic-Mafic Intrusive Complex (DUMIC) for precious-metal rich magmatic sulphides

At the Dablo Project in NE Burkina Faso, reconnaissance RC drilling in March–April 2018 of targets within the Dablo Ultramafic-Matic Intrusive Complex (DUMIC) has resulted in the discovery of two new prospects, with significant multi-element intercepts returned from similar cumulate rocks to the Dablo North prospect.

At Tangaseiga, located 1.8 km SSW of Dablo North, a single discovery hole DBRC2018-13 returned multiple significant mineralised intersects; results which include:

  • 24 m @ 1.74 g/t Pd+Pt+Au, 0.37% Ni, 0.08% Cu from 8 m
    • including 12m@2.46g/tPd+Pt+Au,0.46%Ni,0.10%Cu from 12m
  • 6 m @ 2.50 g/t Pd+Pt+Au, 0.28% Ni, 0.11% Cu from 46 m
  • 5 m @ 1.33 g/t Pd+Pt+Au, 0.19% Ni, 0.08% Cu from 72 m; and
  • 5 m @ 2.70 g/t Pd+Pt+Au, 0.33% Ni, 0.13% Cu from 89

This result is significant as it delivered multiple mineralised intervals down the hole, confirming the potential for multiple zones of Pd-Pt-Au-Ni-Cu mineralisation along the 6 km of target zone identified so-far in the DUMIC. This zone is open in all directions and warrants additional drilling to determine the geometry and scale of the mineralisation. The magnetic target zone at Tangaseiga is around 500m in length.

At La Forge, located 3.5km southwest of Dablo North, discovery holes DBRC2018-09 and 10, drilled around 500m apart, returned the following significant mineralised intervals respectively:

  • 12 m @ 3.00 g/t Pd+Pt+Au, 0.50% Ni, 0.09% Cu from 66m; and
  • 8 m @ 0.67 g/t Pd+Pt+Au, 0.30% Ni from 154m;
    • including 2 m @ 1.88 g/t Pd+Pt+Au, 0.33% Ni, 0.13% Cu from 156m.

Hole DBRC2018-11 was drilled 300m west of DBRC2018-10, and returned no significant results. Company geologists now believe that this hole likely did not test the potentially mineralised horizon.

Results at Tangaseiga and La Forge confirm the potential for multiple zones of palladium-dominant Pd-Pt-Au-Ni-Cu magmatic sulphide mineralisation along the 6 km of target zone identified so-far within the DUMIC, within an anomalous interpreted and mostly untested trend of over 30 km length (the Dablo Corridor) inside the Dablo Project tenure.

Newgenco signs JV agreements with ASX-listed Boss Resources

Liakka_map_250ASX-listed Boss Resources Limited (‘Boss’) today announced a new exploration strategy aimed at creating shareholder value.  The new strategy will be driven by newly-appointed director, Peter Williams.

Boss has signed joint venture agreements to acquire 100% of Newgenco’s nickel-copper projects at Liakka (Finland) and Skogtrask (Sweden) and entered a technical services agreement with the other Newgenco Directors over Scandinavia.

Newgenco at PDAC 2011

Two of the Newgenco Board will be attending PDAC in March 2011.

If you would like to meet with Dr Rebecca Sproule or Dr Danielle Giovenazzo during the meeting to discuss business or employment opportunities, please contact us here.

Global Lithospheric Architecture Mapping (GLAM)

Newgenco has joined a number of major exploration companies as a subscriber to the Global Lithospheric Architecture Mapping (GLAM) database products.

GLAM was initiated by WMC Resources and further developed by BHP Billiton, both in collaboration with the GEMOC Key Centre at Macquarie University.

The product is the first systematic attempt to map the Sub Continental Lithospheric Mantle (SCLM) in 4-dimensions, including details of mantle evolution, the trans-lithospheric architecture and history of individual domains.

The Project was initiated to create a breakthrough in exploration success rate for world class ore deposits.

Dr Graham Begg has been the principal researcher of GLAM and has commercialised the products through his company Minerals Targeting International Pty Ltd.

New office address

Located in Wembley since 2007, the newgenco group is moving to Subiaco, where it will be sharing premises with IMX Resources.  From 3rd March 2010, our address will be:

Level 2, Unit 18
100 Railway Road
Subiaco WA 6008 AUSTRALIA

Fax: +61 8 9486 8699
Landline telephone details will be updated in due course

Exploring for nickel sulphides beneath conductive overburden

Case study locations
Focused on examples from Australia where conductive regolith causes significant problems for TEM exploration, these case studies continue to have wide application for global nickel exploration. This presentation was given at the SEG conference in the USA, in 2001. The presentation has been split into two for file size reasons.

Peter Williams


Exploration implications for a new style of Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation

Shakespeare deposit location
My 2008 paper, ‘Palaeoproterozoic Ni–Cu–PGE mineralisation in the Shakespeare intrusion, Ontario, Canada: a new style of Nipissing gabbro-hosted mineralisation’, published in the Transactions of the IMM, describes a novel type of base metal-PGE mineralisation with significant economic implications.

Rebecca Sproule

The abstract can be accessed through this link sproule_2008_imm_abstract.pdf