Desert Metals (ASX:DM1) is proceeding with extensive field work at its three key projects in Western Australia. The programmes cover drilling, metallurgical test work and heritage surveys and signify an important step forward for the company.
The programmes include:
• Drilling at Belele of a previously untested 15km of greenstone belt for gold and base metals, with about 100 holes to be drilled within the Carbar Shear Zone.
• At the Dingo Pass rare earth elements (REE) project, a heritage survey will be underway from 29 March. This will precede a 5,000m— 10,000m drill programme, which is aimed at defining the eastern extension of the Tower REE resource owned by Krakatoa Resources. In November 2021 KTA reported a maiden resource on its ground. Drilling at Dingo Pass will follow the work at Belele.
• At the polymetallic Innouendy project, metallurgical work is already underway to determine recovery rates of clay hosted REE mineralization, and to identify the most cost-effective processing methodology. Results are expected next month.
• The Programme of Work (POW) permit at Innouendy has been approved and heritage surveys are planned for a follow-up program of up to 20,000m of drilling to further test the extent of rare earths mineralization and also to define the inaugural resource.
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