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Torque Metals unveils nickel potential at Paris

Torque Metals has discovered legacy drilling results within its Paris gold prospect revealing a potential nickel target at the Domingo anomaly.

The Torque Paris gold project lies within the Boulder-Lefroy fault-zone of the famed Western Australian Eastern Goldfields district near the historic mining towns of Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie, Kambalda and Widgiemooltha.

Compared to other areas within this gold-rich corridor, the Paris area appears vastly underexplored presenting sweeping potential for modern technology and deeper drilling which Torque is hoping will reveal large deposits of valuable minerals.

According to the company, anomalous levels of nickel have been measured in 10 drill-holes along a 1 kilometre strike-length.

The Domingo anomaly is a positive magnetic anomaly near the company’s HHH/Caruso gold prospects and its Melchior anomaly, which has already been identified as having potential Cassini-style nickel mineralisation. Cassini is a Mincor Resources owned high-grade and large-scale underground nickel mine hosting 1.5 million tonnes at 4 per cent nickel for 60,700 tonnes of contained nickel.

Historical drilling and reprocessed EM results, combined with the recently completed AusAEM survey presents a series of compelling targets which can be followed up very quickly while continuing to develop our gold opportunities.

Whilst actively exploring for gold in its Paris prospect, Torque has also been mining its database for evidence of nickel resources.

Of the 10 drill holes found to hold high and anomalous nickel values, three are reported with nickel values above 0.5 per cent, including 8 metres at 0.85 per cent nickel from 12m, 8m at 0.75 per cent nickel from 8m and 6m at 0.74 per cent nickel from 4m.

Having identified these base metals targets, Torque now plans to conduct ground electromagnetic surveys at Domingo and Melchior and undertake geochemical and mineralogical analysis to further define the nature of the nickel in the Domingo boreholes.

Management says new drilling will now be undertaken to confirm the legacy drilling results. As all of these activities get underway, the geoscience team at Torque will continue to mine the database for more evidence of base metal resources within the Paris gold project area.

At Paris, the company will start its Phase 3 RC drilling program of 3234m and conduct an induced polarisation survey to focus on high concentrations of gold. Torque has also set its sights on getting the air-core rig into action at Carreras and Pavarotti as soon as a suitable rig can be corralled and the geochemistry auger buzzing north of the Observation discovery in the second half of the year.

Is your ASX-listed company doing something interesting? Contact: matt.birney@wanews.com.au

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