Pinnacle Minerals has engaged drilling contractor Sahara Drilling for a 1,000m, 52-hole air core (AC) program at its Tambellup East kaolin project in WA next week.

 The drilling aims to test the extent of kaolinite mineralisation and potentially define a kaolin mineral resource.

The program is to be conducted across a large 1.8km2 area that has several bright white ‘kaolin’ dams, indicating that kaolin mineralisation is at or near surface.

Testing for nickel mineralisation too

In addition, elevated nickel geochemical results previously identified by Falcon Minerals in 2008 will also be tested via drilling to basement/bit refusal and conducting a multi-element analysis of the end of hole core.

“Given the unseasonably long cropping season in 2022 delaying landholder negotiations and exploration, it is pleasing to be getting back on the ground,” Pinnacle Minerals (ASX:PIM) MD Nic Matich said.

“Whilst focused on defining a kaolin mineral resource at Tambellup, the opportunity to test for nickel mineralisation is exciting.”




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