Take-Off: Metal Hawk is cleared to drill into 1km long pegmatites at Yarmany
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After obtaining key heritage approvals, drilling is about to commence at Metal Hawk’s priority one F-camp prospect at Yarmany in the WA Goldfields, where exploration has mapped out a 1km-long pegmatite body with grades of up to 1,268ppm Li2O.
Since acquiring the project from Horizon Minerals in July, Metal Hawk (ASX:MHK) has generated a number of quality lithium and nickel targets.
The 282km2 Yarmany tenure is along the Ida fault – a major regional structure between the Kalgoorlie and Youanmi Terranes and now considered an emerging world-class lithium province.
There’s nickel prospectivity at Yarmany too. At the nearby Reptile Dam prospect, up to 0.64% Ni and 1,402ppm Cu was recently discovered.
A heritage clearance survey has been completed with the Marlinyu Ghoorlie Native Title claimants over Yarmany, paving the way for a maiden drilling campaign at the highly prospective F-camp prospect at the northern end of the terrane.
Recent mapping has outlined a large 1km-long and up to 140m-wide lithium pegmatite target at F-camp, with elevated pathfinder geochemistry that includes caesium, tantalum, rubidium and beryllium.
MHK says AC drilling will be conducted to define pegmatite geometry and establish the depth of weathering, followed up by deeper RC drilling.
A drilling contractor has been secured and drilling activities are due to commence as soon as site preparations are complete.
Metal Hawk MD Will Belbin says the timely execution of a heritage agreement, followed by a smoothly conducted survey enabled the team to proceed with its maiden lithium drill program at Yarmany.
“We are very excited to start drilling this compelling pegmatite target developed by our expert lithium consultant Dr David ‘Rowdy’ Rawlings,” Belbin says.
“We are chomping at the bit to drill this exciting target at F-camp which has all the right geochemical signs one could expect over a fertile pegmatite.”
“We also look forward to continuing regional exploration activities on the extensive tenement package.”
This article was developed in collaboration with Metal Hawk, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.