Encounter Resources Ltd (ASX: ENR) has identified new areas of niobium-REE mineralized carbonatites at its 100% owned Aileron project, in the West Arunta region of Western Australia.
Commenting on the new niobium-REE mineralized carbonatites, Encounter managing director Will Robinson said: “The targeting models used in the West Arunta are evolving rapidly and are delivering an extraordinary success rate in drilling niobium-REE mineralized carbonatites. The new carbonatites at Green and Emily were intersected in the first phase of drilling in the southern part of the Aileron project.
RC drilling has intersected niobium-REE mineralized carbonatites at the Green and Emily targets in the south of the Aileron project (100% ENR), in the West Arunta region of WA. Two, 200m spaced, RC holes completed in the eastern part of the Green target have intersected carbonatites to end of hole that are variably anomalous in niobium and REE.
Additionally, the mineralized trend established at Green remains open to the east towards a large circular feature defined in magnetics and interpreted as a potential intrusive complex. The first RC drilling at the new Emily target, a magnetic low located 2km north-west of WA1’s Luni discovery, has intersected carbonatites from ~50m depth which were variably mineralized in niobium-REE to end of hole. The company expects assays from Green and Emily are expected in December 2023-January 2024.
“The Green carbonatite intersections are a potential extension of an established north-east orientated mineralized trend that is open to the east towards a large circular magnetic feature. Emily is a new mineralized carbonatite that was targeted based on recent learnings from RC drilling in other parts of Aileron and a credit to our highly credentialed exploration team.” Added Will.
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