Tempest Minerals reprioritises new and existing targets within Yalgoo region projects, WA

Mineral explorer Tempest Minerals (ASX:TEM) is working to reprioritise new and existing targets for focused exploration campaigns within its Yalgoo region project portfolio in Western Australia. 

The company has been assessing numerous targets within its portfolio and formulated upcoming exploration plans for FY2023-2024. As such, a number of drill programs are in the planning or progression stage, alongside a number of fieldwork programs, including regional geophysics.  

Tempest’s Yalgoo holdings are referred to as 4 different project areas: the Messenger, Meleya, War West, and Euro projects. 

Previous drilling has highlighted the ongoing prospectivity for these project areas, including for copper, gold, and rare earths. Further analysis is now in process, alongside planning for multiple exploration fronts including surface geochemistry, regional geophysics, and drilling. 

The company says further efforts are being made towards the delineation of the targets revealed from a Meleya shallow drilling program, and the synergy of deep penetrating geophysics targets will enable the assessment of their potential for discovery, enabling a ‘coordinated target pipeline’. 

During Q3 2023, the company will be conducting regional geophysical surveys, reassessing existing targets based on results, and extending geochemical survey work across the new tenements at Meleya. 

Additionally, the company will also be working on progressing approvals and detailed planning for drilling at its Remorse target. 

Then, during Q4 2023, Tempest plans to continue the reassessment of targets already being drilled and to assess drill targets at War West. The company will also complete detailed mapping at its Southern Euro tenements, a geochemical program and remodel of geology at the Messenger project, and drilling at its Remorse targets. 

Commenting on the upcoming exploration activities, Tempest Minerals Managing Director Don Smith says: “The Tempest team is excited to build upon our hard work to date.

The high-quality data we generated in our work to date has laid the foundational understanding for us to reprioritise new and existing targets for focused exploration campaigns”

The high-quality data we generated in our work to date has laid the foundational understanding for us to reprioritise new and existing targets for focused exploration campaigns.”

The Yalgoo holdings are a ‘major’ part of the company’s exploration and project development efforts. The portfolio encompasses a rough area of 4,000km-square, with Tempest holding a footprint of more than 1,000km-square, equating to more than a quarter of the active exploration leases regionally.

Tempest Minerals is an Australia-based mineral exploration company with a diversified portfolio of projects in Western Australia considered ‘highly prospective’ for precious, base, and energy metals.

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