Red Mountain Mining (ASX:RMX) has kicked off its maiden RC drilling campaign at the 100% owned Mt Mansbridge Project in WA’s Eastern Kimberley.
The 280km² project is located in a region well known for rare earths and nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE mineralisation, sitting not far from key projects including Northern Minerals’ (ASX: NTU) flagship Browns Range.
The company notes that the 1,200m drilling program will be carried-out under the supervision of the local traditional owners, the Tjurubalan people.
“Xenotime is considered to be a key source of several rare earth elements including yttrium, dysprosium, ytterbium, erbium and gadolinium”
A number of heavy rare earths targets have recently been identified from mapping, rock chip work and data analysis at Mt Mansbridge. These include the Mansbridge Xenotime-Dysprosium occurrence, which had previously been touched upon by BHP during uranium exploration work, and the Kylo Xenotime-Dysprosium occurrence.
Xenotime is considered to be a key source of several rare earth elements including yttrium, dysprosium, ytterbium, erbium and gadolinium.
Further drilling at the project will focus on battery metals including cobalt at the Déjà vu Prospect, which was identified by CRA during diamond exploration in 1993, and nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE at the Cow Creek Prospect.
Drilling is expected to be completed by mid-November with assay results to follow.
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