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St George Mining Steams Ahead At East Laverton Nickel Sulphide Project

St George Mining (ASX:SGQ) is continuing with its hi-impact drilling program at its wholly-owned East Laverton Nickel Sulphide Project in Western Australia.

Hole DDRDD0001 has been completed, which was designed to test the strong EM conductor at Dragon 9, and was completed to a depth of 436 metres.

Details from Dragon 9 so far:

- Thick base metal zone intersected with chalcopyrite visually identified in drill core and anomalous copper and zinc XRF values; and

- Quartz vein hosted sulphides with XRF spot values of 4.2% copper and 0.13% zinc.

Adding further interest, a compelling new target for massive nickel sulphides at Desert Dragon North was confirmed by further modelling of the DDNDD0001 downhole electromagnetic (DHEM) conductor.

John Prineas, executive chairman, commented:

"We will review the geophysical aspects of Dragon 9 once the data from the downhole EM survey is received and complete follow-up drilling if recommended.

"The area is very prospective and we have additional untested EM conductors there that we are continuing to evaluate.

"The drill rig is now at Dragon 5 where we have another opportunity to test a highly quality target for massive nickel sulphides.

"We have a tremendous pipeline of high quality prospects.

"There is over 40 kilometres of strike of prospective greenstone just in the Stella Range Belt and the targets we have drilled represent only a small footprint.

"We are confident that persistence, together with good technical and systematic exploration, will deliver a significant discovery."

Assay timeline

Initial drilling assays are expected this week.

Also, drilling of hole DDRDD0008 is underway at Dragon 5 to test a strong EM conductor on the lower greenstone contact, co-incident with a large gravity anomaly.

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