Metal Hawk flies into major drilling program

Metal Hawk (ASX:MHK) has begun a 10,000m aircore (AC) drilling program at its Yarmany Project in Western Australia as it looks to narrow down on key lithium and nickel sulphide targets.

The bulk of the program will focus on the southern portion of the project, where ultramafic and metasedimentary rocks are considered favourable host lithologies for lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) mineralisation.

Additional drilling will test indicators of potential nickel sulphide mineralisation, with several holes planned across previously identified anomalies along the edge of ultramafic units.

Follow-up drilling will also be carried out at the southern end of the main F-camp pegmatite where signs of LCT mineralisation have already been seen.

“We are pleased to get our 2024 drilling campaign underway at Yarmany,” Managing Director Will Belbin says.

“With a very large ground position along the highly prospective Ida Fault, we look forward to testing a number of new priority target areas with effective low-cost exploration.”

Located 40km north-west of Coolgardie in Western Australia, the Yarmany Project covers 282km-square, including 50km of strike from the Ida Fault.

A maiden AC and reverse circulation (RC) drilling program was completed in late 2023, focusing on the F-camp prospect where flat to shallow dipping orientation of numerous stacked pegmatite sheets were discovered.

“The presence of multiple thick LCT pegmatites confirmed by drilling encourages us for future regional lithium exploration success at Yarmany,” Belbin said in a January announcement to the ASX.

“The pegmatites drilled show positive signs of fertility particularly at the southern end of the main F-camp pegmatite, with geochemical ratios supporting favourable fractionation trends.”

In addition to Yarmany, Metal Hawk owns the Berehaven, Kanowna East and Emu lake projects in the Eastern Goldfields, as well as the Fraser South, Norseman East and Viking JV projects in the Albany-Fraser Orogen.

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