Tempest Minerals launches airborne EM survey for Yalgoo region tenements, WA

Mineral explorer Tempest Minerals (ASX:TEM) has begun a high-resolution airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey across the central portion of its Yalgoo region tenements in Western Australia. 

The survey will cover the Meleya and War West project areas and is aimed to complement existing datasets by providing ultra-high-resolution geophysical data. 

All previous work, including magnetic modelling and downhole EM surveys at the Orion target, will be integrated with the new survey dataset and used to calibrate and inform the survey modelling going forward. 

Tempest has engaged airborne geophysical contractor NRG to complete the survey. NRG will perform the survey using a helicopter-mounted custom-built ultra-high-resolution electromagnetic loop ‘XCite’ system. 

It is anticipated that the survey will be completed by the end of June 2023, with preliminary modelling and targets expected to be received by July 2023. 

the ongoing progression of exploration targets is continuing across the region, including multiple planned drilling programs.

Further, the ongoing progression of exploration targets is continuing across the region, including multiple planned drilling programs. 

The company says geophysics work such as EM is considered an important tool in locating new drill targets and understanding the regional geology as a whole to enhance chances of discovery.

Tempest Minerals is an Australia-based mineral exploration company. The company’s portfolio of assets is considered ‘highly prospective’ for precious, base, and energy metals and is located in Western Australia. 

Additionally, Tempest has been actively exploring within the Yalgoo region through data analysis, fieldwork, and drilling and has encountered multiple zones of previously unknown mineralisation to date. The company’s projects within the Yalgoo region are the Messenger, Meleya, War West, and Euro projects.

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