Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) Update On Recent Iron Ore Exploration Activities In Coorara District
Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) Update On Recent Iron Ore Exploration Activities In Coorara District
Perth, Feb 14, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) is encouraged by recent iron ore exploration activity in the South Yilgarn iron ore province, in particular by the potential of some of these activities to positively impact Meteoric's Coorara iron project. Activities include Macarthur Minerals' (CVE:MMS) (PINK:MMSDF) recent announcement of positive scoping study results on its Lake Giles iron ore project.

The Lake Giles project is situated immediately north along strike from Meteoric's Coorara project, with Coorara covering the strike extensions of the magnetite banded iron formations (BIF) as indicated in the attached map. The Lake Giles BIF sequences are reported to host magnetite resources of 1,316Mt at 30.1%Fe (MMS TSXV release 15 December 2010) and hematite-goethite resources of 18Mt at 55.5%Fe (MMS TSXV release 25 November 2010).

Macarthur Minerals recently announced positive scoping study results on the Moonshine and Moonshine North magnetite deposits at Lake Giles (MMS TSXV release 7 February 2011) based on a resource of 710Mt at 30.6%Fe. Moonshine is situated about 5km north of Meteoric's northern tenement boundary. The scoping study indicates a significant net present value for the project (A$2,525M to A$2,651M range) which is reflected in Macarthur Minerals' market capitalisation (A$100M compared to Meteoric's current market value of A$15M).

Meteoric is most encouraged by these results, bearing in mind the BIF stratigraphy hosting the Lake Giles magnetite and hematite-goethite resources extends into the Coorara project where it can be traced for some 40km. Interpretation of aeromagnetic data indicate that the BIF sequence hosting the Moonshine deposits correlates with the Western BIF sequence identified by geological mapping within the Coorara tenement. Following this programme of mapping and sampling, which has confirmed surface grades of more than 50%Fe, Meteoric has commenced an initial RC drilling programme to test the more readily accessible targets. Results from this drilling are expected within the next month.

About Meteoric Resources Nl

Meteoric ResourcesMeteoric 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.

 


Contact

Roger Thomson
Managing Director
Tel: +61-8-9485-2836
Mob: +61-419-969-183

George Sakalidis
Executive Director - Exploration
Tel: +61-8-9485-2836
Mob: +61-411-640-337

http://www.meteoric.com.au



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