Metal Hawk has been granted a new tenement prospective for both nickel and lithium which adds to its portfolio in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.

Tenement P29/2679 (Wilbah West) covers 198 hectares about 20km northwest of Mt Ida within the Mt Ida lithium corridor, which also hosts Delta Lithium’s Mt Ida deposit that has a resource of 12.7Mt at 1.2% Li2O and St George Mining’s Jailbreak lithium prospect.

It is also located just 10km from St George’s Mt Alexander nickel sulphide project.

Metal Hawk (ASX:MHK) managing director Will Belbin said the company was “delighted” to add the highly prospect Wilbah West project to its active Goldfields portfolio.

“As there has been no previous lithium exploration on this tenement we have commenced ground activities with mapping and pegmatite sampling now underway,” he added.

“We have plans for RC drilling at Wilbah West in Q3 2023.”

Wilbah West project

While Wilbah West has seen no lithium exploration, previous moving loop electromagnetic surveying has identified an as yet untested conductor – MAC-03 – along a north-south trending ultramafic unit in the southern part of the tenement.

Historical soil sampling identified a coincident geochemical anomaly above this conductor with anomalous nickel (up to 560 parts per million), copper and platinum.

The company’s geophysics consultant Newexco Exploration is currently reviewing the historical ground electromagnetic data and remodelling this conductor in preparation for RC drill testing, which is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2023.

Regional mapping, ground-truthing and pegmatite rock chip sampling is also underway to identify the most prospective walk-up lithium drill targets from the numerous outcropping pegmatite occurrences on the tenement.




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


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