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Western Yilgarn ahead of schedule at nickel project

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Nickel explorer Western Yilgarn has kicked off an airborne electro magnetic (AEM) survey campaign almost three weeks ahead of schedule at its Ida Holmes Junction project in Western Australia.

The exploration campaign will cover 1800km, with the aim of identifying aircore and reverse circulation (AC/RC) drilling targets.

The AEM survey runs concurrently with ongoing auger geochemistry activities underway elsewhere in the project.

Recent auger work tested several high priority nickel, copper and platinum group elements (Ni-Cu-PGE) targets to the south of the project.

This campaign added two new targets to Western Yilgarn’s portfolio, and increased the size of another two, which bodes well for overall project potential. This brings the total number of identified project targets to 26 Ni-Cu-PGE and 11 lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT).

Results from both the AEM and auger work are key components in planning for an upcoming maiden AC/RC drilling program.

“The successful and ongoing auger-drilling program has expanded targets at the Ida Holmes Junction project and continues to deliver new ones,” Western Yilgarn general manager Gavin Rutherford said.

“The AEM program is our next exploration tool and we are very pleased to see its introduction brought forward by approximately 17 days.

“This means the data gathering component of the program can be completed before its originally planned commencement date. This will facilitate earlier identification of targets for our AC/RC drilling program.”

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