Meteoric Resources Nl (ASX:MEI) Update on Coorara Iron Project
Meteoric Resources Nl (ASX:MEI) Update on Coorara Iron Project
Perth, July 11, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Following Meteoric Resources's (ASX:MEI) initial drilling programme at Coorara in the South Yilgarn iron ore province, the company has carried out further geological mapping and sampling to identify additional drilling targets for hematite-goethite mineralisation with direct shipping potential. The mapping identified several areas of hematite-altered BIF that had not been identified by the previous mapping. Some of these target areas comprise elevated laterite-covered banded iron formation (BIF) considered to have potential for thicker hematite-goethite mineralisation.

In addition, the mapping identified several occurrences of cemented detrital hematitegoethite mineralisation on the flanks of the BIF sequence. Erosion of some of the hematite-altered BIF may have resulted in the formation of more extensive detrital iron ore deposits and a broad valley on the western margin of the northern part of the BIF sequence has been targeted for testing for detrital iron ore accumulations below cover.

A 2,500m scout drilling programme (RAB hammer) is being planned in order to test both the elevated hematite-goethite targets and the soil covered detrital iron target. The intent of the drilling programme is to identify specific targets for follow-up RC drilling. Drilling is anticipated to commence in August subject to completion of permitting and sourcing of a suitable drill rig.

The 40km-long BIF sequence has significant potential for magnetite ore as evidenced by Macarther Minerals' (CVE:MMS) identified magnetite resource of 1.3Bt @ 30.1% Fe situated immediately north along strike from Coorara. Meteoric has yet to commence an assessment of Coorara's magnetite potential pending assessment of the direct shipping potential of the hematite-goethite mineralisation.

TIBOOBURRA GOLD (Meteoric right to earn 75%)

A 3,000m RAB drilling programme is scheduled to commence in late July, following permitting and heritage clearances. The drilling will test gold and multi-element anomalies at the New Bendigo, Kink and Mt Poole prospects for the presence of high grade quartz veins and/or bulk tonnage stockwork styles of mineralisation.

WEBB DIAMONDS (Meteoric 100% diluting)

As previously reported, Meteoric reached an agreement with North Australian Diamonds Limited (ASX:NAD) for NAD to explore a 500sq km package of tenements in the unexplored West Arunta region of WA for diamonds (MEI ASX release 1 June 2011).

The agreement is subject to completion of an access agreement on to aboriginal reserves. Meteoric has reached such an agreement with the traditional owners and heritage clearance surveys are expected to commence in July prior to NAD starting field work to test these conceptual targets.

For the complete Meteoric Resources announcement including maps, please view the following link:
http://www.abnnewswire.net/media/en/docs/548498.pdf


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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