EAGLE TWO Ni OCCURRENCE
Eagle Two is a shear hosted nickel-copper-PGE occurrence hosted in tremolite-talc altered ultramafic rocks of the Double Eagle intrusive complex (DEIC) near the contact with the Triple-J fault (figure 1). It was discovered in 2008 after being identified as an airborne EM anomaly. The occurrence consists of numerous sheared nickel-rich sulfide intersections within a zone measuring approximately 150m in strike x 600m in dip x 5-20m in thickness with typical grades of between 1-2% Ni, 0.4% Cu, and minor PGEs.
Mineralization as defined to date has a moderate (~45⁰) northwesterly plunge along the plane of the Triple-J fault (figure 1). Of note, higher-grade gold mineralization within the Triple-J gold zone lies in the hanging wall to Eagle Two along the Triple-J fault and displays a similar steep northwesterly plunge providing kinematic indicators to the deformation and down-plunge continuity of Eagle Two.
Exploration work to date includes 37 drill holes, surface and borehole geophysics. The distribution of metals at Eagle Two is much more erratic than Eagle’s Nest, with lower Cu-PGE tenors believed to be the result of shear induced re-mobilization along the Triple-J fault.
A summary of drill intersections through the Eagle Two occurrence is presented below.