Axiom Mining Limited has discovered high-grade nickel deposits in Isabel Province.
Axiom Chief Executive Officer Ryan Mount in a courtesy call of the Prime Minister yesterday revealed that Axiom’s first drilling exploration on Isabel has intersected high-grade nickel and extension of mineralisation to depths that had not been previously evaluated.
Mr Mount said this is a significant finding for Axiom Mining Limited as it brings Solomon Islands closer to economic recovery from the mining industry, following the closure of the Gold Ridge Mine.
He said if things are moving very quickly for Axiom following the positive exploration results, the Mines and Minerals Board would be visiting the project site for inspection next week.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his reply thanked Mr Mount for his invitation for a visit and told him that he will be very happy to take a trip to the project site.