THE DRILL SERGEANT: Ventnor Resources (ASX: VRX) has received bulk sampling results from an auger drill program undertaken at the company’s Arrowsmith silica sand project, north of Perth in Western Australia.
Ventnor Resources completed a hand-held auger drilling program of 123 holes to obtain adequate sample for bulk testwork.
A full analysis of all the quality control data has now been assessed, which the company said has validated its hand auger sample assay dataset and conforms with the guidelines for reporting under the JORC-2012 code.
“The results of the preliminary testwork are very encouraging as they achieve the desired glassmaking standard of 99.5 per cent silicon dioxide,” Ventnor Resources managing director Bruce Maluish said in the company’s annouoncement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“Initial results have supported the decision to undertake further iterations of testwork with additional attritioning and magnetic separation to achieve even higher quality products.
“Final testwork products enable marketing and to support a JORC-2012 compliant Mineral Resource estimation.”
Ventnor expects the ongoing testwork program will also produce enough quantities of products to enable samples to be sent to prospective customers.
The company has already received several enquiries from potential Asian customers.