Rock chips of more than 58% manganese guide Black Canyon's future drilling at Wandanya


Black Canyon Ltd (ASX:BCA) is gearing up for heritage and then drilling work at the W2 prospect of its Wandanya project in Western Australia, where rock chip sampling has previously revealed grades of more than 58 percent manganese.

Taken between 80 and 100 metres apart, the samples included 58.5, 57.9, 57.8 and 53.3 percent manganese. The company was impressed by both these grades and the closeness of their geological setting to that of the Woodie Woodie manganese mine, in the same territory of WA’s East Pilbara region.

In addition, Black Canyon has reported that the main body of the W2 prospect is approximatley 300 metres long and 150 metres wide, with a 1,750-metre northern extension.

The drilling work will begin following the completion of a heritage survey which is due to kick off in late June.

Managing director Brendan Cummins said the sampling had provided hopeful signs of what W2 could contain.

“The W2 prospect at Wandanya represents a promising target for higher-grade manganese
mineralisation, potentially linked to a structurally controlled hydrothermal system,” he said.

“We are eager to evaluate the potential dimensions of the surface mineralisation and determine how the grade profile trends at depth.

“We are progressing the Scoping Study on the 100 percent owned KR1 and KR2 deposits which is trending positively targeting increased processing throughput and a reduced logistics pathway to Port Hedland to lower operating costs.”

Black Canyon has been trading at 12.5 cents.


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