Adavale Resources Limited’s (ASX: ADD) drilling contractor has mobilized to site to commence a 4,500m Air Core drill programme that will test the shallow (~30m) uranium targets at the company’s 100% owned Lake Surprise Uranium Project in South Australia.
The company’s tenements are prospective for uranium hosted within a silcrete capped palaeochannel in close proximity to the Flinders Ranges in northern region of South Australia.
The drilling will be undertaken using a truck mounted aircore rig that enables a cost-effective programme with a low environmental footprint. Samples will be geologically logged and our field team will record and log gamma readings and portable XRF results, prior to dispatching the samples to Adelaide for analysis.
“The current programme will assess a palaeochannel structure over an area of 1.5km by 1km, which is part of a much larger prospective area that strikes to over 8km,” Executive Director, David Riekie, said.
“The grid pattern has been designed to provide significant information about the palaeochannel, historical flow directions and assess trap zones.
“Whilst we will obtain real-time information from the gamma logs and XRF readings, we will only really understand the full implications of the programme when the assay results are returned in March.”
Current drilling will be undertaken on Adavale’s EL5893, situated at Clayton Station 70km east of Marree. The sites for the 150 proposed drillholes were pegged during field surveys in July 2022. A high-resolution image mosaic was produced using drones to identify the site of each hole and record the condition of each site for subsequent rehabilitation.
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