Countdown to diamond drilling at Mt Monger’s Pomme rare earth-niobium project begins
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Mt Monger is getting all its ducks in a row at the Pomme project in Canada to support the diamond drilling program poised to begin in late May.
A standard permit application for the drilling has been finalised and submitted to the Québec Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts for approval, while a high-resolution drone magnetic survey has been commissioned from geophysical contractor, Vision 4K.
Mt Monger (ASX:MTM) says the survey, which is designed to cover to the extent of the interpreted Pomme carbonatite, will comprise around 220 line kilometres, flown on 25m line spacing at a sensor height of around 22m.
The survey will provide detailed data to assist with modelling of the mineralisation response and may potentially assist an exploration vector as magnetics can be progressively correlated with the underlying geology.
Depending on access and the availability of crew, the survey will kick off in late March or early April.
During a recent trip to Canada, MTM managing director Lachlan Reynolds says he met with a number of groups at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada who will be important counterparties and can assist with exploration as Pomme advances.
“I was also able to introduce the company and our plans to the mining coordinator for the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi,” he explains.
“Detailed planning for the Pomme work program was completed with the exploration manager and project geologist from Kintavar Exploration, with whom we have entered into a Service Agreement and who will be managing the exploration activities on behalf of Mt Monger.
“We are very confident that together with Kintavar the company can successfully get the work at Pomme underway effectively and as planned.”
Mt Monger is currently working with the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi (CFNW) to finalise a mineral exploration agreement for Pomme, which will allow for regular communication about the company’s activities and to ensure that Mt Monger respects the traditional rights of the community.
This article was developed in collaboration with Mt Monger Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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