Kairos Minerals sinks claws into new targets along strike of Black Cat prospect, WA

Kairos Minerals (ASX:KAI) has defined a new target, dubbed Whitehorse, along strike of the ‘highly promising’ Black Cat prospect within the Roe Hills Project in Western Australia. 

Further, results from a phase two deep soil geochemical program defined geochemical anomalies at the newly defined Whitehorse, Healey Dam, and Greyhound areas. 

The company says these new targets display coincident and coherent lithium, caesium, rubidium, and beryllium anomalism — a similar assemblage of lithium pathfinder elements as seen in the Black Cat and Crystal Palace prospects.

Kairos is currently conducting field investigations for these new prospects with the aim of identifying potential lithium pegmatites and indications of gold mineralisation. 

Additionally, the program discovered a number of gold anomalous zones at Whitehorse and Greyhound coincident with known structural corridors prospective for gold mineralisation.

Kairos says the Whitehorse target is supported by lithium and pathfinder anomalies and is interpreted to occur on the northern apex of a ‘large’ granite, providing a ‘very prospective’ geological target setting. 

Commenting on this new target, Kairos Managing Director Peter Turner says: “We are rapidly generating a host of highly promising lithium targets at Roe Hills in the shadow of the Manna lithium deposit. As these latest results show, the area has immense potential but has barely been explored for lithium and critical minerals.

Whitehorse is an intriguing multi-element anomaly of compelling size and composition”

Whitehorse is an intriguing multi-element anomaly of compelling size and composition. It is a high-priority drill target along with our Black Cat and Crystal Palace lithium prospects.”

Kairos Minerals’ share price has jumped 11.76% to $0.019 as of 2:39pm AEST.

The Whitehorse area displays a ‘notable’ coherent gold anomaly extending over 2.6km in length along the approximate position of the Roe Hills Shear Zone. This gold anomalism is seen across 7 lines of soil samples, with gold values up to 20 parts per billion (ppb) Au. 

Kairos is also conducting further work to complete an aeromagnetic interpretation of the southern part of the Roe Hills exploration tenure with the aim of identifying areas with lithium and gold exploration potential to guide future exploration efforts. 

Kairos Minerals is an ASX-listed Australian exploration company targeting ‘large-scale’ lithium and gold discoveries in Western Australia. 

The Roe Hills Project is wholly owned by Kairos and is located 120km east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields. The project comprises an extensive tenement portfolio where Kairos’ exploration work has confirmed the potential for ‘significant’ discoveries of ‘high-grade’ gold, nickel, and cobalt mineralisation.

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au

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