Meteoric Resources (ASX:MEI) Commissioned Coorara Iron Project Aeromagnetic Survey
Perth, June 24, 2010 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Following an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Coorara iron project (MEI ASX Release 31 May 2010) Meteoric Resources (ASX:MEI) has commissioned a detailed aeromagnetic survey over the 40km strike length of banded iron formation (BIF) evident on the project area from outcrop and existing aeromagnetic data.
The 2,500 line-km (100m line spacing) aeromagnetic survey is designed to identify high grade hematite targets with potential for direct shipping ore (DSO) and large tonnage magnetite BIF. The aeromagnetic survey is scheduled to commence in the next week.
Coorara is situated in the southern part of the Yilgarn Iron Ore Province. Significantly, Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX:MIN) has recently announced a 42Mt, 58.7%Fe hematite resource at its Carina deposit some 30km south west of Coorara. Mineral Resources Ltd has also advised that it plans to commence hematite production from Carina in early 2011 via a loading station on the standard gauge railway situated about 50km south of Coorara.
In addition, Macarthur Minerals Ltd (CVE:MMS), which has reported a 1billion tonne magnetite resource at its Lake Giles project north of Coorara, has also recently reported an initial hematite resource of 4.4Mt @ 54.2%Fe at its Banjo and Moonshine North deposits situated about 8km north along strike from the Coorara project boundary and advised that numerous hematite targets remain to be tested.
Following completion of the detailed aeromagnetic survey, Meteoric has commissioned a consulting geologist experienced in iron ore to carry out ground inspections to identify targets for sampling and drilling.
Meteoric is most encouraged by recent advances made by other companies in defining hematite resources in the Coorara district and plans to accelerate its exploration programme, initially for hematite, over the 40km project strike length.
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About Meteoric Resources Nl
Meteoric 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.