THE DRILL SERGEANT: Trigg Mining (ASX: TMG) has wasted little time since listing to complete three in-field exploration milestones at the company’s two Sulphate of Potash (SOP) projects near Laverton in Western Australia.
Trigg Mining completed a heritage survey with the Ngaanyatjarra traditional owners at the Lake Throssell SOP project, which led to the completion of the very first SOP sampling program across Lake Throssell, from which results are expected early in the next quarter.
The company was encouraged enough by the early sampling results produced that it has now applied 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 752 square kilometres.
Elsewhere in the company’s portfolio, the first drilling program at Lake Hope Campbell within Laverton Links has also been completed with 1463metres of air core drilling across 20 holes testing the entire 100 kilometres 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.
Trigg declared 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 500m of drilling is planned to supplement previous air core drilling results and will allow for an initial Mineral Resource estimate to be calculated.
“In just a few weeks since listing we have completed multiple significant milestones,” Trigg Mining managing director Keren Paterson said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“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 40 metres of basal sands and gravels.
“Assay results for the sampling programs are expected next quarter and initial mineral resource estimates to follow.
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to the of the Ngaanyatjarra, traditional owners of Lake Throssell, for their support in helping us to achieve the heritage clearance and for the cultural exchange we experienced.
“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.”