Latin Resources Limited (ASX: LRS) has received highly encouraging assay results from a recent field trip to the company’s newly acquired Kaolinite/Halloysite project at Noombenberry Rock, located approximately 300km east of Perth in WA.
Managing Director Chris Gale said the first assay results were from a recent sampling programme conducted as part of due diligence at Noombenberry Project and were prepared by independent Perth laboratory, Intertek Genalysis.
Latin has also engaged the services of a UK-based Kaolin and halloysite specialist, First Test Minerals, which will test for specific properties such as tube dimensions, surface area, pore volume and will advise on the potential of the in-situ product for potential sales into new high value applications such as polymers, slow release, cosmetics, medical and cleantech.
A detailed evaluation on the samples will be carried out by First Test Minerals which will include refining a <2 micron fraction to give specific detail on levels of kaolinite and halloysite in the different fractions.
Centrifuge/cyclones will separate out the finer material and there will be the underflow (coarser particles) tested for quality and grade.
Mr Gale said a detailed report on the testing findings along with a commercial potential report is expected to be delivered early in the new year.
The area visited by the Latin contract geologist consists of pallid zones of a laterite and clay weathering profile developed over granitic outcrops, the kaolinite float is also the dominant rock type in and around the wheat fields that abuts the fresh outcropping granite.
A total of 13 rock chip samples were taken during the site visit and were submitted to the Intertek Lab for chemical analyses.
We are extremely pleased with the encouraging results from our first pass sampling program at the Noombenberry project. It is an important process which is the first step to now further the exploration programme which will include drilling in the first quarter of 2020,” Mr Gale said.
“Upon the approval of the drilling permits for the tenements the company will move forward with our objective of developing our maiden JORC resource.”