Metal Hawk to dive into further Yarmany drilling

Metal Hawk (ASX:MHK) is expecting to restart further drilling at the Yarmany Project in Western Australia, upon recording the ‘highest’ lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) assays so far from an aircore drill program. 

Metal Hawk received results from the completed aircore drill program, with up to 2,011 parts per million (ppm) lithium oxide returned from shallow drilling at the Sidetrack prospect. 

Drilling comprised 136 holes for 5,724m and focused on testing geochemical, geological, and geophysical target areas along the Ida Fault. 

The Ida Fault has witnessed a flurry of lithium activity in the past couple of years, with rich-listers like Gina Rinehart and Mineral Resources’ (ASX:MIN) Chris Ellison taking significant stakes in some of the leading players in the region. 

Metal Hawk says this latest round of drilling also validated the nickel sulphide potential at Yarmany, delivering broad hits like 41m @ 0.38% nickel from 5m, including 13m @ 0.66% from 25m.

“Our regional aircore drilling activities at Yarmany have highlighted the potential for new discoveries along the Ida Fault,” Managing Director Will Belbin says. 

“We have received encouraging results from this program for indicators of lithium, nickel and gold mineralisation.”

Once the heritage clearance survey has been completed, the company may conduct deeper reverse circulation (RC) and/or diamond drilling, alongside a detailed electromagnetic survey.

The heritage survey will take place in May 2024 and will allow Metal Hawk to drill test the next round of targets on Yarmany. 

Meanwhile, geologists are continuing mapping and geochemical sampling activities over the project area, including sampling historic drill spoils. 

The company aims to uncover concealed pegmatites that were not of interest to previous explorers. 

Metal Hawk reports a scoping exercise demonstrated that there are several historic holes with limited geochemical and geological data. The holes either remain partially intact and pegmatite indicators are either visible at surface or evident in ad hoc ‘spoils’ sample portable x-ray fluorescence analysis.

The company is continuing result interpretation work to develop LCT pegmatite drill targets for testing in an upcoming campaign. 

“Although the immediate focus of our continued exploration at Yarmany is the generation and drill-testing of LCT pegmatite targets, we will also be following up a number of new nickel and gold anomalies in our next campaign of drilling.”

Over 40 priority targets are currently being evaluated for drill-testing. 

Metal Hawk is a mineral explorer focused on discovering gold and nickel sulphides. The company owns several projects in the Eastern Goldfields and the Albany Fraser regions. 

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