THE DRILL SERGEANT: Aruma Resources (ASX: AAJ) is preparing to commence drilling at the company’s Mt Deans lithium tantalite project in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
Aruma Resources informed the market this morning that a Program of Works (PoW) for drilling has been approved, and the company will now mobilise to site with drilling expected to commence upon completion of a Heritage Survey.
Aruma considers the Mt Deans project as being highly prospective for lithium minerals, as wells as tantalum and rare earth element (REE) minerals.
Previous exploration at the project identified swarm pegmatites over a strike length of one kilometre.
The project sits within the lithium corridor in south-east WA, which hosts multiple hard-rock lithium projects and is interpreted to sit within the same host rocks and structures as the nearby Mt Marion, Bald Hill and Buldania lithium projects.
Aruma signalled it plans to conduct an initial 12 reverse circulation (RC) hole drilling program at Mt Deans with drilling planned to a maximum hole depth of 200 metres, with holes spaced approximately 50m apart.
“The Mt Deans project is an exciting lithium and tantalum exploration opportunity, which is 100 per cent-owned by Aruma and hosts 1.4 kilometres of strike, including pegmatite intersections up to 20 metres thick in historic drilling, and spodumene,” Aruma Resources managing director Peter Schwann said in the compay’s ASX announcement.
“With the PoW for drilling now approved, we eagerly anticipate the commencement of the first phase of drilling.”