Red Mountain Mining (ASX: RMX) has returned high-grade kaolin results during its due diligence channel sampling undertaken within the Murray pit area of the Mt Kokeby Kaolin project, located in the southern wheatbelt region of Western Australia.
Director Jeremy King said a total of nine samples were taken from five channel locations within the historical pit area for analysis.
“We are pleased to have exceptional initial results from the pit sampling,” Mr King said.
“Such high grade kaolin in raw form is an excellent start to the due diligence work program and gives grounds for the establishment of a Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) operation at Mt Kokeby.
We will now look to strengthen our understanding of the deposit and build support for the historical data which initially attracted us to this project.”
As part of its due diligence process the company has contracted an independent geological consultant and Independent Metallurgical Operations Pty Ltd to assess the Mt Kokeby Kaolin ore and its amenability to beneficiation processes for generation of high-grade Alumina products, as well as its potential for High Purity Alumina (HPA).
The Mount Kokeby Project area has been subject to kaolin exploration activities since the 1940’s.
The Murray Deposit which is located on granted tenement E70/5205 was first discovered by King Mountain Mining in 1971. Also, within the immediate tenement area is the Mount Kokeby Deposit, which was historically mined from 1941.
Mr King said that with the all initial raw assays now received the current samples with undergo the following:
- Quantitative XRD analysis;
- Size by size assay analysis at nine size fractions.
- Development of a master composite sample (using all nine samples) which will be assayed and undergo a series of attritioner tests to provide information on the ore’s amenability to beneficiation processes for the generation of High Purity Alumina.