VANCOUVER, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSX - MAW;
Frankfurt - MRY. Michael Hudson announces drill results from the Storbodsund
nickel project in Northern Sweden. Two diamond holes, STD103 and STD104 were
completed with best results including 2.0 metres @ 1.8% Ni and 0.5% Cu from
76.2 metres in STD104.
Previous work in the 1940's and 1970's discovered nickel mineralization
over an area of 700 metres by 200 metres (Figure 1). Reports indicate that
five historic drill holes intersected near surface nickel sulphide
mineralization averaging 2.3% Ni and 0.6% Cu over thicknesses of 0.6 to 2.7m
within an area of 800 square metres.
STD103 and STD104 were drilled 300 metres east and 900 metres northeast
of the historic prospect area respectively, to test two electro-magnetic
("EM") conductors located in a survey completed in 2007. Both holes
intersected near surface nickel sulphide mineralization with a similar tenor
to historic results, as follows:
- Hole STD103 - 0.5m @ 0.5% Ni and 2.3% Cu from 67.9 metres
- Hole STD104 - 2.0m @ 1.8% Ni and 0.5% Cu from 76.2 metres
Both holes were tested by down-hole EM to confirm whether they
intersected the target conductors and to test for off-hole conductors. Data
indicates that hole STD104 intersected the main target, however STD103 did not
and may warrant follow-up drilling.
Exploration was funded by Independence Group ("IGO"), an ASX listed
company, who held an option to earn a majority interest in the Storbodsund
Project. IGO recently withdrew from the Storbodsund JV, to focus on its core
activities in Australia, without earning equity in the project.
In 2006, IGO completed a 659 line kilometre airborne EM survey at 100m
line spacing to detect bedrock conductors beneath shallow cover with potential
to represent nickel-copper sulphide mineralization. Sixteen conductive
responses were mapped by the survey, two of which correspond with zones of
known mineralization so confirming the effectiveness of the survey. A field
check of the remaining 14 conductors indicated that four are likely due to
cultural effects, with the balance remaining unexplained and potentially
representing mineralization. Five anomalies, including the known prospect
area, were identified along a 2.5 kilometre linear feature, two of which were
drill tested by STD103 and STD104.
Footwall rocks to Ni-Cu mineralization consist of a transition from
melted to unmelted granite. A gabbro that hosts fragments of assimilated
melted granite and granite forms the hanging wall. Mawson has tenure over the
known mineralization, plus an additional 20 kilometre trend of the host
gabbro. Storbodsund is age equivalent to the nickel deposits found in Finland,
the Thompson Belt in Canada and Sally Malay in Western Australia.
Mr Hudson states, "Given the near surface setting of mineralization and
the high grade, multi-commodity nature, Mawson will review the airborne EM,
ground EM and drilling data to determine how further value can be created from
the project. Mawson has 100% ownership of 6,960 hectares covering the
prospective magnetic complex that hosts the Storbodsund mineralization."
The qualified person for the Storbodsund project, Mark Saxon, Director
and Vice-President of Exploration for Mawson, and a member of the Australasian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed and verified the contents of
this release. Nickel and copper were analyzed by the ME-MS61 technique by ALS
Chemex Ltd's laboratories in Pitea, Sweden and Vancouver, Canada, where
duplicates, repeats, blanks and known standards were inserted according to
standard industry practice. It is interpreted that drill intercepts
approximate true thicknesses.
About the Company: Mawson Resources holds significant uranium resources
in the nuclear energy reliant countries of Spain, Sweden and Finland. As the
European Union reduces its reliance on carbon-based energy sources, Mawson is
well placed as the Company develops its exploration portfolio towards the
sustainable production of uranium in the shortest possible time frame.
On behalf of the Board,
Michael Hudson, President & CEO
Forward Looking Statement. The statements herein that are not historical
facts are forward-looking statements. These statements address future events
and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed
under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with
Canadian securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those
currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any
forward-looking statement. The TSX Exchange has not reviewed and does not
accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Figure 1: Drill hole Locations and SkyTEM EM Anomalies, Storbodsund
Nickel Project, Sweden may be found at
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