Critical minerals on the menu as Moho starts Tambellup exploration
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Moho has started the hunt for critical minerals such as nickel, copper, PGEs and rare earths at Tambellup in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.
The 142km2 project is located on a deeply seated structural corridor between the Boddington terrain and the Lake Grace terrain, both part of the Archean Yilgarn Craton, about 112km north of Albany port.
Notably, it is adjacent to tenements held by Pinnacle Minerals, Chalice Mining and Fortescue Metals with recent drilling at Pinnacle’s Disrupter prospect returning elevated total rare earth oxides (TREO) from a potential carbonatite.
Additional support comes from the presence of a well-developed clay regolith profile with numerous commercial quality kaolin deposits in the region – opening the potential for clay-hosted REE deposits.
Moho Resources (ASX:MOH) added that interpretation of government geophysical data revealed several coincidental magnetic and gravity anomalies that indicate that mafic-ultramafic intrusives might be present under cover, creating the potential for several nickel-copper and PGE targets.
“The Tambellup project was originally targeted by the Whistlepipe consultancy for Ni, Cu and PGEs but may also have potential for hard rock and clay-hosted REEs,” managing director Ralph Winter said.
“Tambellup offers the opportunity for Moho to expand its already exciting critical minerals portfolio.”
Moho recently completed a reconnaissance soil sampling program and airborne magnetic and radiometric survey over the project.
Soil samples will be subjected to multi-geochemical analysis for base and precious metals as well as REEs while the survey is expected to provide important detailed aeromagnetic data which will be used in conjunction with drilling and assay data to refine geophysical and geochemical targets for future follow up and drilling programs.
The company plans to interpret and integrate the newly acquired geochemical and geophysical datasets to identify targets for follow-up exploration and drilling in the third quarter.
It will also seek land access from private landowners and occupiers.
This article was developed in collaboration with Moho Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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