Metal Energy has completed a total of ~12,500 metres over two drill programs.
Phase 1 – 2,500 Metres
Metal Energy’s first drill program on the Manibridge project was a success in many ways. The drill program was designed to provide the Company with modern downhole information specific for understanding high-grade Nickel mineralization along the Manibridge trend. All drill holes successfully intersected high-grade nickel and copper cobalt sulphide mineralization over a 1 km strike length. At least four zones of overlapping mineralization were discovered, and the drill program filled gaps in the model where no mineralization was previously defined. Drill holes MNB003 and MNB004 intersected thick accumulations of composite mineralization defined over 100 and 80 metres drill hole length with 40% and 55% of those intervals being mineralized, respectively.
Phase 2 – 10,000 Metres
A total of ~10,000 meters has been completed over 36 diamond drill holes, including 6 abandoned drill holes, with all completed drill holes having intersected visible nickel sulphides. The drill hole collar locations were all within 150 to 600 metres of the old mine workings. The drill holes targeted the shallower parts of the Manibridge nickel sulphide system at depths between 200 and 400 metres. Figure 1 shows the drill hole locations on a long section of the Manibridge trend.