Western Yilgarn expands targets at Ida Holmes Junction following auger drilling

Western Yilgarn (ASX:WYX) has extended two high-priority nickel-copper-PGE targets following an auger drilling program at its Ida Holmes Junction Project in Western Australia. 

The drilling results, which have been analysed by portable x-ray fluorescence, resulted in the extension of N1 and N4 targets to the south by 2km and 4km, respectively, with copper values up to 714 parts per million. 

The Ida Holmes Project now consists of 26 exploration targets, 15 being Ni-Cu-PGE targets and 11 lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) targets. All targets require follow-up exploration. 

Western Yilgarn will now conduct a phase one airborne electromagnetic survey for 1,800 line kilometres. The survey will begin in late May and focus on further refining aircore and reverse circulation drilling targets. 

Once completed, a maiden 5,000 aircore and reverse circulation drilling program will begin to follow up the airborne electromagnetic results. 

General Manager Gavin Rutherford says Western Yilgarn is looking forward to consolidating the auger geochemistry information and the resulting information into an accurately targeted drilling campaign. 

The Ida Holmes Junction Project lies 50km southwest of Gold Fields’ (JSE:GFI) Agnew Gold Project and is centred on the intersection of the Holmes Dyke and the Mt Ida Fault. 

Western Yilgarn is a mineral explorer that holds a 1,162km2 tenement package on the Yilgarn Craton in Western Australia. The company’s projects are prospective for nickel-copper-cobalt-PGEs and gold. 

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au   

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