Trigg Mining Commences Lake Throssell Sulphate of Potash Drilling

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Trigg Mining (ASX: TMG) commenced a program of air-core drilling program at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Lake Throssell Sulphate of Potash (SOP) project, located east of Laverton in Western Australia.

Due to a late start to the planned program due to the high level of competition for drilling resources across WA in the second half of 2020, Trigg Mining expects to announce a maiden Mineral Resource estimate, subject to results, in the first Quarter of 2021.

The air-core drilling, being the first-ever holes to be drilled to depth at Lake Throssell, will comprise up to 38 core holes targeting the basal aquifer, interpreted by the company to be around 130 metres below surface based on the interpretation of gravity-gravity surveys.

The basal aquifer is expected to lie within the deepest part of the palaeovalley known as the ‘thalweg’, which is interpreted to be up to 2km wide in places and extends for up to 46km within the current granted tenement and up to 80km through the project area.

“We are very excited to be drilling the basal aquifer at Lake Throssell, which has been the company’s primary focus since acquiring the SOP projects and listing on the ASX in October last year,” Trigg Mining managing director Keren Paterson said in the company’s announcement to the ASX.

“The results of this program are expected to provide sufficient detail to calculate an Inferred Mineral Resource estimate for Lake Throssell, which will be the second Mineral Resource estimate for the company since listing – putting Trigg Mining on a clear path towards the development of a significant new Sulphate of Potash production hub east of Laverton in Western Australia.”