Killi’s greenfields drilling for rare earth elements at the West Tanami project in Western Australia has intersected favourable geology at the Trickster and Deva prospects.

The 55-hole drill program totalling about 2,600m struck sedimentary sequences of siltstone, cherts, and sandstones at the two prospects, which are located along a major regional structural feature and identified from magnetic and radiometric data.

Of the 55 holes, three were reverse circulation holes completed to a greater depth at locations where aircore drilling intercepted favourable geology in order to generate enough samples for further analysis work.

Killi Resources (ASX:KLI) has submitted all samples from drilling to the laboratory for assay and has also collected about 100 rock chip samples along with more than 200 soil samples at the Bannock prospect which is located 3.5km along strike from known REE mineralisation.

“The field season has been progressing well in the Tanami, with drilling now completed at the Trickster and Deva rare earth prospects,” chief executive officer Kathryn Cutler said.

“The area has had no previous drilling, and this is very much a greenfields target. These first pass drill lines have returned favourable geology consistent with the style of mineralisation being targeted, so we are all very excited to see what the assays yield.”

Current and upcoming activity

An airborne magnetic and radiometric survey has commenced at the project to cover 1,000km2 of the Tanami Fault System that has never been flown by previous explorers.

This close-spaced and low-flown survey will provide integral data on the geological structure, which will advance the understanding and targeting of gold and rare earth mineralisation at the project.

Rigs are also undertaking maiden aircore and diamond drilling totalling some 8,000m to test the project’s gold potential.




This article was developed in collaboration with Killi Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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