Ti-Tree interest grows amid geochemical soils program  

Augustus Minerals (ASX:AUG) is at the ready to begin what is the first systematic exploration program over ‘large’ parts of the Ti-Tree and adjacent Minga Bar Shears in Western Australia. 

The $6.05 million market capitalisation company says a ‘large’ 4,000 sample geochemical soils program will spearhead the upcoming exploration, which has been designed to focus on key areas along and adjacent to the Ti-Tree Project shear zone, which hosts most of the mineralised occurrences in the region. 

Sampling will target both base metal-gold and lithium prospective Leake Spring Metamorphics, as well as extensions to the Minni Springs porphyry style copper-molybdenum trend. 

Soil sampling will also occur across both the newly identified target areas, as well as extending previous ultra fine soil programs into new zones along the Ti-Tree Shear and Minga Bar Fault which were not sampled previously. 

Completion of sampling is expected to be completed during Q2 2024, with drill testing of potential targets to occur after reverse circulation and diamond drilling is finalised at Minnie Springs during Q2. 

Work will begin in the western most zones with Moogooree and Howells Gap finishing at the 6-mile prospect. 

Managing Director Andrew Reid says: “The Gascoyne region has fast become a new frontier for mineral discoveries and Augustis has a clear strategy in place to unlock the true potential of the area.

We expect the survey will generate new targets for drill testing which will complement the RC and DDH drilling activities that are about to re-commence at our Minnie Springs deposit.”

Augustus is a mineral explorer committed to exploring for critical minerals vital for the advancement of electric vehicles and renewable energy. 

The company has a 100% ownership of 3,600km-square of tenements in the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia with an array of ‘high quality’ drill targets considered prospective for lithium, rare earths, and copper.

Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au

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