Pinnacle Minerals (ASX:PIM) has expanded its Tammin kaolin project in Western Area over a large area that is prospective for kaolin, gold and nickel.

The company had applied for the additional 105km2 of prospective tenure, which will take the total area up to 339km2, following a site visit which highlighted its kaolin potential.

A review of geophysics data by an external consultant also highlighted large and untested magnetic and structural anomalies to the east and northeast of the original project area.

Pinnacle Minerals (ASX:PIM) has also secured a 5kg sample from a kaolin dam and is currently analysing it for the presence of rare earth elements and halloysite.

The identification of shallow kaolin mineralisation bodes well for future exploration programs and reinforces the potential of Tammin where previous exploration had identified thick and high brightness kaolin intercepts over 2km of strike.

“The Pinnacle team has moved quickly to review and conduct preliminary exploration activities at the Tammin project given the potential to hold a sizable kaolin resource and the logistical advantages of the project in comparison to other similar projects,” managing director Nic Matich said.

“Pinnacle is also planning a modest soil sampling program to test the main magnetic and structural anomalies.”

Tammin Kaolin project

The Tammin project borders Anglo American’s southwest Yilgarn exploration project, where active exploration for base and precious metals, including battery metals such as copper and nickel, is underway.

It benefits from good infrastructure with both the interstate standard gauge railway and national highway running through the northern portion of the project with a short 204km haul to the deep-water port at Fremantle.

Previous exploration by Minerals Corporation and Swan River Kaolin had highlighted the prospectivity of the project with reconnaissance drilling in 2004 and 2006 delivering numerous thick and bright kaolin intercepts across a wide area and over 2km of potential strike.

Significant kaolin intercepts from near surface exceeding 15 metres in thickness with ISO brightness greater than 80 were drilled during previous exploration.



This article was developed in collaboration with Pinnacle Minerals (ASX:PIM), a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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