DY6 Metals pursues maiden drilling at Salambidwe

DY6 Metals (ASX:DY6) is currently assessing the combined geochemical and geophysical data to refine targets ahead of a maiden drilling program at its Salambidwe Rare Earths and Niobium Project in southern Malawi. 

The company recently completed an initial geochemical and geophysical exploration program with 514 soil and rock chip samples collected over the project area. 

Assay results from 128 soil samples and 386 rock chip samples have expanded the known area of anomalous responses, with maximum values from separate rock chip samples returning up to 1.21% total rare earth oxide (TREO) and 0.12% niobium pentoxide.

A recent 45-line km airborne geophysical program also confirmed the highly concentric nature of the intrusive complex at Salambidwe.

“The expansion of the anomalous areas at Salambidwe creates an enticingly large target; the exploration team have done an excellent job in rugged terrain,” CEO Lloyd Kaiser says.

Ground-based grid controlled geochemical sampling was conducted to confirm historical exploration results and to expand the footprint of anomalous responses. 

The company’s sampling program was specifically aimed at either extending or closing off these anomalous zones to the northern and western parts of the licence. 

DY6 Metals will now seek to define the priority targets at Salambidwe and review them in conjunction with digital terrain data.

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