Ricky Dam Au project WA

Lycaon Resources completes ‘extensive’ auger sampling across Rocky Dam tenement package, WA

Lycaon Resources (ASX:LYN) reports it has completed an extensive auger sampling program across its broader Rocky Dam tenement package in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

The company reports that the program was designed to identify further areas of interest prior to follow up shallow aircore drilling over the Kalpini North project area E27/611, E27/612 (Kalpini North) and Hampton Plains E28/2988 (Hampton Plains).

Lycaon’s Rocky Dam Project is centred 60km northeast of Kalgoorlie via sealed and well-maintained gravel roads.

A total of 1,189 auger soil samples were taken over Kalpini North project area and a total of 1,359 auger soil samples at Hampton Plains.

The auger sampling was also designed to test geochemical and geological targets generated from ongoing desktop review.

Commenting on the program, Lycaon Technical Director Thomas Langley said: “The company is actively working across our portfolio, with a current focus on planning and approvals for the East Kimberley projects being the recently acquired Bow River and Salt Lick nickel copper sulphide prospects and the Gnewing Bore polymetallic prospect, with a high-powered ground-based SQUID EM survey currently planned to commence in September at Bow River designed to delineate drill targets.

“The survey has highlighted two target areas considered the highest priority for future shallow drilling programs”

The completion of the extensive auger sampling program at Kalpini North and Hampton Plains is part of a larger geochemical sampling program across all of the prospective Eastern Goldfields tenure, and is a key step in defining areas of interest for future shallow aircore drilling.

The survey has highlighted two target areas considered the highest priority for future shallow drilling programs.”

The Rocky Dam Project comprises nine granted and one pending exploration licences covering about 162.8km-square, a significant landholding in the highly prospective Norseman – Wiluna Greenstone Belt around the Yindarlgooda Dome within the Eastern Goldfields.

The project is centred 60km northeast of Kalgoorlie via sealed and well-maintained gravel roads.

It is close to significant mining infrastructure and surrounds gold producer Northern Star’s (ASX:NST) recent Kurnalpi Project acquisition and active explorers Riversgold Limited (ASX:RGL) and Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8).

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