Corazon takes full control of the Miriam Nickel Sulphide Project

Corazon Mining Limited (ASX: CZN) (Corazon or Company) is pleased to announce it has further progressed its rights to acquire 100% of the Miriam Nickel Sulphide Project (Miriam or Project) near Coolgardie in Western Australia’s Goldfields minerals district.


Previously, the Company announced it had entered into an agreement with Limelight Industries Pty Ltd (Vendor) to acquire 100% of the Miriam Project (ASX announcements 26 July and 15 October 2021); the Company is now pleased to advise it has successfully completed Stage 2 of the acquisition. Corazon will acquire a 100% interest in the Project (and take control and management of the Project) in consideration of the payment to the Vendors of $400,000 and a 2% net smelter return royalty, pursuant to the Option Agreement, details of which are included in this ASX announcement.

The completion of Stage 2 sees Corazon being entitled to 100% of the Project and taking sole control and management of the Project, on behalf of all parties, with the Vendor retaining the right to mine mullock dumps (for gold mineralisation) and to metal detect on the area for the first three (3) years post grant of the relevant tenure.

Miriam is a highly prospective nickel exploration project that represents a strategic addition to Corazon’s portfolio of nickel sulphide assets. The Project is located approximately 10 kilometres south-southwest of Coolgardie on an ultramafic trend, which also hosts Auroch Minerals’ (ASX: AOU) Nepean Nickel Deposit.

Corazon is enthusiastic about the Project’s exploration potential. Drilling undertaken predominantly in the 1960s and 1970s at the Miriam Nickel Deposit intersected ‘high nickel tenor’ massive and disseminated sulphides. Corazon has highlighted extensions to areas of known mineralisation as the initial priority exploration focus.

Highlights

  • Stage 2 in the acquisiton process for the Miriam Nickel Sulphide Project has been completed
  • Corazon has assumed sole management of the Project and is progressing the grant of tenure as a priority
  • Work programs under development will focus on modern, high-powered geophysics to test areas of known mineralisation for follow-up drilling

About the Miriam Project

The Miriam Project is located approximately 10 kilometres south-southwest of Coolgardie on a trend of ultramafics best identified by the Miriam and Nepean nickel deposits (Auroch Minerals, ASX: AOU).

The Miriam Project covers an area of about 6 kilometres by 1.5 kilometers and comprises five Prospecting Licence applications (P15/6135 to P15/6139 inclusive).

In 1969, Anaconda Australia Limited discovered the Miriam Deposit, located within the Project, and conducted most of the known nickel exploration during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This work defined the core of the Miriam Deposit over a strike of about 150 meters and to a depth of at least 150 metres below surface. In places, subsequent drilling extended the drilled depth to about 300 metres below surface.

Referenced open-file documents (ASX announcement, 26 July 2021) detailing historical work defines a nickel-copper endowment for the Miriam Deposit. This work is not compliant with current JORC standards, and further drilling is required for the definition of a JORC resource estimate at Miriam.

Much of the historical drilling, which tested the ultramafic sequence north and south of the Miriam Deposit, was shallow percussion drilling that did not penetrate the overlying oxidised zone, and many of the holes did not reached the ultramafic footwall target. There is extensive untested opportunity to target nickel sulphide mineralisation at depth and along strike from previous drilling.


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