Meteoric Resources (ASX:MEI) Positive Coorara Iron Results Up To 65.8% Fe
Coorara is situated about 50km north of the standard gauge railway in the emerging South Yilgarn Iron Ore Province, as shown in Figure 1. 46% of a total of 71 rock samples taken during first phase geological mapping confirmed the presence of significant iron grades (>55% Fe) in hematite-goethite altered quartz-magnetite banded iron formation (BIF) with low impurities
The average grade of the 30 higher grade samples is 60.7% Fe, 3.6% SiO2, 2.2% Al2O3, 0.05% P and 6.7% LO1 (loss on ignition), demonstrating potential for direct shipping ore (DSO) grades. The samples were taken over a 12km strike length of multiple BIF horizons in the northern part of the project area and continue to reinforce the target areas identified from Meteoric's detailed aeromagnetic survey
Geological mapping has confirmed the presence of multiple horizons of folded and highly deformed BIF, particularly in the central and eastern parts of the BIF sequence.
This deformation appears to be favourable for the alteration of quartz-magnetite BIF to hematite-goethite with a low silica and phosphorus content.
Meteoric is most encouraged by these results, which indicate potential for extensive DSO-grade hematite-goethite deposits at this 40km-long project. Further rock sampling and mapping is in progress, aimed at defining drilling targets. As part of the permitting process for drilling, flora surveys are being carried out in target areas, with drilling anticipated to start in December/January.
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Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) is targeting gold exploration at the Company's wholly owned Juruena and Novo Astro Gold Projects, located in the Alta Floresta Belt in the state of Matto Grosso in Central Brazil.
The Juruena Project contains a current Global Mineral Resource Estimate (JORC 2012) of 1.3Mt for 261koz Au at 6.3 g/t comprising:
- High grade Dona Maria & Querosene resources - 436,000t @ 14.7g/t for 205,000 oz Au
- Large-tonnage, lower-grade Crentes resource with - 846,000t @ 2.0 g/t for 55,000 oz Au
MEI is currently carrying out its maiden drilling program in Brazil with first results anticipated in September 2019.
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