Western Yilgarn continues advance its Bulga project in Western Australia, with a series of high-priority targets identified at the asset.
It comes after the company completed a Phase 3 (200m x 100m infill) auger drilling campaign, with an additional 1338 holes drilled at the Bulga project.
The program highlighted 24 new targets including 13 nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) targets, and 11 lithium-caesium-tantalum pegmatite targets.
Western Yilgarn will initially focus on two high-priority nickel-copper-PGE targets close to the highly prospective Ida Fault and Holmes Dyke junction, which are untested to the south.
“The Bulga project continues to develop as a significant strategic asset for Western Yilgarn,” company chair Peter Lewis said.
“The latest round of auger geochemistry is infill focused and designed to provide greater clarity of the highly encouraging first round of results that we achieved from a far broader grid pattern.
“Western Yilgarn remains focused on best-in-class exploration across its portfolio of strategic exploration projects including Bulga, Julimar West and Boodanoo.”
Western Yilgarn has commenced a Phase 4 auger program at newly granted permits within the Bulga project, with the priority to test the southern extension to the high priority nickel-copper-PGE targets.
The company has also planned an airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey to define potential massive sulphides across the 13 nickel-copper-PGE targets, to be followed by a maiden 5000m aircore/reverse circulation drilling program.
The Bulga project is located nearby two Tier-1 world-class nickel projects operated by BHP, the Leinster and Mt Keith operations, as well as with several prominent gold operations including the Agnew, Lawlers and Bellevue mining operations.
The project is also proximate to Delta Lithium’s Mt Ida project and Liontown Resources’ Kathleen Valley lithium project.