(Gold & Base Metals)
The Ringlock Project is located approximately 80km north-northwest of Kalgoorlie and hosts the northerly extension of the ultramafic belt which contains the high-grade Silver Swan massive nickel sulphide mine, located 30km to the southeast.
The Project covers two established Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide prospects (Ringlock and GSP). Massive nickel sulphides (pyrrhotite–pentlandite +/- violarite) intersections at the GSP Prospect take the form of sulphide veins and veinlets, usually located at or below the basal footwall contact, while zones of disseminated sulphides are found several overlying ultramafic flows. Solstice completed six diamond holes for 1,747m at GSP in late 2022 with the objectives of adding confidence to historical drillhole assay data from the late 1960s and 1970s, including around partially sampled drillholes, gathering structural and litho-geochemical data, and providing platforms for downhole electromagnetic (DHEM) geophysical surveys.
All six of Solstice’s diamond holes hit nickel mineralised veins or stringers, at or just within the basal footwall contact including 1.81m @ 18.1% nickel, 19.06g/t palladium, 2.22g/t platinum, and 2.21g/t gold in GSPDD005, 2.22m @ 2.27% Ni in GSPDD0001, and several >1% Ni intercepts in the remaining holes. These new results support similar intercepts in historical drilling results that include:
- 8.01m @ 2.4% Ni from 113.39m (incl. 1.52m @ 6.8% Ni from 113.39m) (GS033)
- 2.86m @ 2.9% Ni from 166m (incl. 2.13m @ 3.5% Ni from 166.73m) (GS013)
- 4.0m @ 2.3% Ni from 104m (MJRC047)
- 4.0m @ 1.4% Ni from 145m (MJRC048)