Dreadnought Resources Identifies New REE Ironstones

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Dreadnought Resources greeted the New World Metals Conference by claiming discovery of four new Rare Earth Element (REE) ironstones at the Yin REE camp within the company’s Mangaroon project in Western Australia.

Dreadnought Resources received assays from recent rock chips confirming four additional REE ironstones, expanding the strike of the emerging Yin REE camp to approx. 11 kilometres.

The company reported the four newly identified prospects (Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6) are visually and chemically similar to those seen at both Yin and Yangibana.

Dreadnought will commence a detailed airborne magnetic and radiometric survey later in September that is expected to highlight additional anomalies and allow for mapping under shallow cover to trace the ironstones.

This work will assist in identifying new ironstone occurrences, and for the design of drill programs to commence in the March 2022 quarter.

“It is an exciting development confirming four new REE ironstones over approx. 11 kilometres of strike which make Yin camp scale,” Dreadnought Resources managing director Dean Tuck said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“We are excited for the results of the planned magnetic-radiometric survey to assist in further target generation ahead of Resource and discovery drilling in the March 2022 quarter.

“In the interim, the upcoming Kimberley program remains on schedule with field crews mobilising to site in mid-September 2021.”









Dreadnought Resources Releases Triple Header Announcements

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Dreadnought Resources (ASX: DRE) kept market watchers interested this week by releasing three ASX announcements covering the company’s diverse portfolio of projects.

Dreadnought Resources’ first announcement of the week covered results of reconnaissance sampling at Rough Triangle, part of the company’s Tarraji-Yampi project in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The company explained that Rough Triangle was identified and mapped by Western Mining Corporation in 1958, at which time it was declared a ‘significant lode’, however, Rough Triangle was not sampled, and no exploration has been undertaken there since.

Dreadnought has now sampled Rough Triangle as part of a project wide reconnaissance program assessing historically mapped mineralisation and more recently generated anomalies.

The sampling confirmed high tenor polymetallic mineralisation, including critical minerals antinomy and bismuth, in addition to copper and silver over approx. 600 metres of strike length.

“We have no shortage of outcropping mineralisation at Tarraji-Yampi,”

“There is certainly nothing more exciting than walking along walls of outcrop with copper staining.

“The confirmation of high tenor antimony, bismuth, copper and silver is highly encouraging for a substantial system at Rough Triangle.

“We will continue to assess additional targets while undertaking our drilling programs at Texas, Fuso, Paul’s Find, Orion and Chianti-Rufina.”


Dreadnought followed up on Wednesday by announcing results from rock chip sampling of pegmatites at Peggy Sue, part of the company’s Illaara project.

Results achieved at Peggy Sue identified multiple, high-grade tantalum clusters and anomalous lithium.

The company believes these rock chip results indicate a potentially large system.

Future work will look to further map and sample the pegmatites to determine the mineral zonation patterns and define drill targets, likely to commence in the December 2021 quarter.

“Identifying these high-grade tantalum clusters from first pass sampling is highly encouraging,” Tuck said.

“Tantalum is a critical metal where security of supply matters and Peggy Sue is ideally situated in a Tier 1 jurisdiction.

“Going forward, we will be looking to extend the mineralisation and define any zonation within these pegmatite swarms with an eye to vector in towards additional tantalum and potential lithium and caesium zones.”


On Thursday, Dreadnought informed everybody that RC drilling has commenced at Chianti-Rufina, which is also part of the Tarraji-Yampi project.

The drilling at Chianti-Rufina is expected to take a week, after which the drill rig will move to Fuso and Paul’s Find copper-gold targets.

FLEM surveys at the Orion nickel-copper-PGE target will be underway at the same time.

Once drilling is complete at Fuso and Paul’s Find, the rig will move to Orion to drill the known EM plates and any additional plates identified by the FLEM surveys.

This program is expected to be completed by the end of July 2021.

“We are embarking on a 21-hole diamond and RC drill program that will test targets over five high-quality prospects, Tuck said.

“To say that we are excited about the potential of this program is an understatement.”






Dreadnought Resources Identifies Outcropping REE at Mangaroon Project

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Dreadnought Resources (ASX: DRE) announced high-grade REE assays from previously unsampled ironstone outcrops at the Yin prospect, within the company’s Mangaroon project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

Dreadnought Resources reported it had achieved rock chip samples from outcropping ironstones at the 2.5 kilometres long Yin prospect that returned assays up to 11.2 per cent Total Rare Earth Oxide (TREO).

The company claimed the results from the Yin prospect exhibit similar characteristics to the nearby Yangibana REE project that is currently under construction and development by Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS).

To date, Dreadnought has identified twelve REE prospects based on thorium radiometric anomalies coincident with apparent ironstone outcrops.

Eleven other REE prospects remain to be inspected and field work is currently being undertaken to assess these prospects in addition to the strike extents of Yin.

“The number of prospects identified, combined with the high-grades of rare earths at Yin has been an interesting development for us at Mangaroon,” Dreadnought Resources managing director Dean Tuck said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“Further work is underway to determine the potential scale and implications of this opportunity.

“In the interim, we remain focused on drilling at our Kimberley project with rigs and personnel mobilising on schedule in June 2021.”