Killi Resources is making preparations to drill down on its West Tanami project, where high potential gold and rare earths targets are in its sights.

Killi (ASX:KLI) has begun the groundwork for a massive 2022 exploration campaign at the remote exploration project, which covers a remarkable 100km strike of gold potential and 95km strike prospective for rare earths elements.

Fieldwork and earthworks have begun at West Tanami, with Killi reinstating access tracks constructed by North American gold giant Barrick and Tanami Gold back in the late 1990s and early 2000s for their first pass RAB and aircore drill program.

Killi has a drill program all of its own planned, with 20,000m set to be drilled testing targets over the 2022 field season, following a 1000km2 magnetics and radiometrics airborne survey and a more than 50-sample surface geochemistry program.

Mapping of surface outcrop has already started, to be followed by the surface geochem program, with the close-spaced low-flown magnetics program to commence in June/July and an aircore drilling with percussion drilling capabilities engaged and confirmed for June/July.

Local community and heritage in focus

But the first port of call will be a heritage survey scheduled for the end of May and early June which will enable the scheduled drill program to begin testing structural targets prospective for gold and geological unconformity possibly responsible for rare earth mineralisation.

Reinstating the access tracks will enable the thorough heritage survey to be completed by the Tjurabalan people, who hold native title and traditional ownership over the lands where the West Tanami project is based.

Local Halls Creek earthwork contractors Djaru Contracting are completing the work.

It is a demonstration of the strong ties Killi has already built with the local community at the West Tanami project.

“The team has been itching to get on the ground this year, and it’s fantastic to see everyone in the field, preparing for the upcoming drill program,” Killi CEO Kathryn Cutler said.

“We are all looking forward to working with and building a strong relationship with the Tjurabalan People, which will enable us to successfully explore the project area and positively impact those who live in the region.”




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