Pinnacle Minerals Ltd (ASX: PIM) has confirmed it is planning a 52-hole drilling programme at the company’s wholly-owned Tambellup East Project in Western Australia’s south west.
A drilling team is mobilising to site on the 23rd March, with the aim of the programme to delineate additional kaolin resources to add to our potential inventory.
Experienced air-core drilling contractors Sahara have been engaged for the work which is expected to take approximately nine days.
The programme is to be conducted across a large 1.8sq. km area that has several bright white ‘kaolin’ dams, indicating that kaolin mineralization is at or near surface.
Whilst the programme is underway, elevated nickel geochemical results previously identified by Falcon Mining in 2008 will also be tested via drilling to basement / bit refusal and conducting a multi-element analysis of the end of hole core.
The footprint of the drilling programme encompasses an area equivalent to the Hulls Resource which forms part of the Tambellup Kaolin Resource which has a Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) of 12.5Mt Kaolinised Granite
“Given the unseasonably long cropping season in 2022 delaying landholder negotiations and exploration, it is pleasing to be getting back on the ground. Whilst focused on defining a kaolin Mineral Resource at Tambellup, the opportunity to test for Nickel mineralization is exciting,” Managing Director, Nic Matich, said.
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