Aldoro Resources prepares to drill Niobe lithium-rubidium project
Aldoro Resources (ASX: ARN) is gearing up for a 66-hole drill program at its lithium-rubidium Niobe project in Western Australia, following positive assays from its Narndee igneous complex nickel-copper project last week .
The reverse circulation platform (RC) has arrived at the Niobe site and will be used for a drilling program of 66 holes for 3,730 m on the project.
Drilling will begin in the Niobe East pegmatite system with the goal of increasing the exploration target that has been developed on limited historic drilling and recent rock chip assays.
The drilling campaign is also designed to test the Breakaway and Niobe Sud-Est pegmatites where rock chip sampling returned anomalous lithium and rubidium.
A total of 46 rock chip samples were collected from Breakaway, Niobe Eat and Niobe Southeast.
These returned maximum values ââof 9,307 parts per million rubidium, 0.40% lithium and 1,934 ppm tantalum.
The mean value of rubidium returned was 1892 ppm, with a range of 34.7 ppm to 9307 ppm, while the mean value of lithium was 0.0725% with a range of 0.005% to 0.40%.
Narndee igneous complex drilling results
As Aldoro prepares to drill Niobe, he received analyzes of the VC1 and VC3 targets in his Narndee igneous complex project.
At VC1, drilling intercepted 2.05 m at 1% nickel, 0.21% copper and 0.06% cobalt from 212.75 m; 80.9 m at 0.26% nickel, 0.07% copper and 0.02% cobalt from 192 m, including 1 m at 1.35% nickel, 0.36% copper and 0 .09% cobalt from 271.9 m; and 55.6 m at 0.19% nickel, 0.06% copper and 0.01% cobalt from 246 m, of which 0.38 m at 1.11% nickel, 0.04% copper and 0.07% cobalt from 301.22 m.
At VC3, a hole was drilled to a depth of 654.9m and ended in 31.3% magnesium and 0.22% nickel.
Aldoro is completing a high power large loop electromagnetic survey on targets VC1, VC3 and VC11 to identify deeper or very high conductance targets that may have been difficult to see with the multipurpose electromagnetic system in the time domain.
As a result of the investigation, Aldoro will undertake the mapping and sampling of all conductors that have been generated. The company will then complete target classification, surface electromagnetic work and drilling.