Trigg Mining Limited (ASX: TMG) has completed three significant in-field exploration milestones at its two Sulphate of Potash (SOP) projects near Laverton in Western Australia.
The completion of the heritage survey with the Ngaanyatjarra traditional owners at the Lake Throssell SOP Project paved the way for the very first SOP sampling programme across Lake Throssell with results expected early in the next quarter.
Trigg’s Managing Director, Keren Paterson, said the early positive signs of the potential mineralisation have led the company to apply for two additional tenements to the north and the south of
Lake Throssell along the interpreted underlying palaeochannels, securing the palaeo-system and taking the Project area to 752km2.
The results from the sampling programme are expected early next quarter.
“In just a few weeks since listing we have completed multiple significant milestones. At Lake Throssell – a heritage survey, reconnaissance sampling and additional tenement applications covering the Lake Throssell system have been completed.
“At Laverton Links we’ve finished the first drilling program at Lake Hope Campbell which encountered multiple intersections of up to 40m of basal sands and gravels. Assay results for the sampling programms are expected next quarter and initial mineral resource estimates to follow.
“The field program will continue over the next few weeks with further drilling planned at Lake Rason and East Laverton and I look forward to keeping the market up to date on our rapid progress across both Projects with assay results and initial mineral resource estimates due next quarter.”
At Laverton Links the first drilling programme at Lake Hope Campbell has also been completed with 1463m of air core drilling across 20 holes testing the entire 100km of the palaeochannel.
Drilling targeted the gravity lows detected by the recently completed ground gravity survey in combination with the existing publicly available aerial electromagnetic (AEM) survey. The drilling encountered traditional Goldfields style palaeovalley sediments including a lacustrine clay aquitard up to 50m thick and basal sand and gravel aquifer beneath the clay up to 40m thick.
The drill rig has now moved to Lake Rason where 500 m of drilling is planned to supplement the previous air core drilling results and will allow for an initial Mineral Resource estimate to be calculated.