Aldoro seeks out further niobium evidence at Kameelburg

Listed explorer Aldoro Resources (ASX:ARN) is continuing its hunt for niobium across its Kameelburg Rare Earth Elements (REE) Project in Namibia, with a maiden niobium-focusses drilling program imminent. 

The $16.15 million market capitalisation company says its mapping of niobium-rich dykes in the area continues to progress well, with recent ground investigations showing that pyrochlore-bearing intrusive dykes found in the area can be intermittently traced up to 200m in strike length, with widths of up to one metre. 

With much of the area covered by colluvium, which obscures the full extent of the dyke system that appears to dip to the northeast, Aldoro has collected 7 rock chip samples and submitted them for wet chemistry testing, with results pending. 

Meanwhile, the company has appointed a new country manager and geologist, Andreas Palfi, to oversee the planned mapping and sampling program over the Kameelburg area designed to target high-grade REE dykes along the southeast margin of the carbonatite plug and niobium-rich dykes on and off the intrusive. 

This mapping and sampling program is also aimed to model the dykes and allow for the strategic placement of drill collars.

As this work continues, Aldoro is in talks with potential drill contractors for its planned 2,000m diamond drill core program in the area. 

Further to this, Aldoro’s metallurgical testwork on samples from Kameelburg is still ongoing after facing some delays due to the Christmas break and a backlog of samples at the testing facility. The company says it’s currently awaiting mineralogy and petrology results from QEMSCAN. 

Alongside its Namibian rare earths and niobium assets, Aldoro also owns the Narndee Igneous Complex, considered prospective for nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE), the Niobe Rubidium-Lithium Project, and the Wyemandoo Critical Minerals Project, all in Western Australia. 

Write to Joshua Smith at Mining.com.au  

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