Cazaly plots next steps in Canada, Namibia

Cazaly Resources (ASX:CAZ) is considering its next exploration steps at its Canadian and Namibian projects.

Those in Canada include the Sundown lithium and Carb Lake rare earths projects in Quebec. In Namibia, Cazaly holds the Kaoko lithium and Abenab North rare earths and base metals projects.

At Carb Lake, the company is continuing logistics planning with several drill programs already costed and negotiations underway with drill contracting firms. 

Cazaly had previously been scheduled to attend a meeting in late January with the Sachigo First Nations group to establish a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for drilling activities at Carb Lake. However, due to “internal issues across the northern Ontario First Nations communities,” the meeting has been postponed.

Once the MoU is finalised and all government approvals are obtained, drilling will begin to test the carbonatite complex. Drilling will target areas of both high and low magnetic response. 

The initial drilling phase aims to enhance Cazaly’s understanding of the distribution of rare earths and niobium mineralisation within the carbonatite complex. 

At the Sundown project, the company has received recent results from a surface rock chip sampling program which confirmed a portion of the project area as a primary exploration target for lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites 

Cazaly says methodical exploration work is required in order to adequately test the 260km-square region. 

Future helicopter-supported exploration programs — including mapping and rock chip or channel sampling — will form part of the initial greenfields exploration strategy. As such, Cazaly is reviewing its options in order to support ongoing activity at Sundown. 

Meanwhile, at Cazaly’s projects in Namibia, the company is currently awaiting for specific approvals to carry out exploration work. 

The company has planned drill programs at its Kaoko Project to test the Ohevanga lithium target, but is unable to proceed without a renewed environmental clearance certificate (ECC), which is still pending. 

The ECC is currently being assessed by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism. 

At the Abenab North Project in Namibia, Cazaly has confirmed the project is host to rare earths mineralised carbonatite pipes. 

Although the exploration licence application remains pending, the company intends to establish access agreements with local landowners, 3D models will be generated for aeromagnetic targets and the best magnetic anomalies for rare earths and base metal mineralisation will also be drill tested. 

Cazaly says it is actively engaged in strategic planning and action to uncover and pursue new opportunities. The company adds it is considering potential research and development partnerships for a number of its Australian projects. 

Cazaly Resources is a diversified mineral explorer focused on its portfolio of projects in Canada, Namibia, and Australia. 

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au   

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