A CSIRO Ultrafine+ soil sampling program is about to begin at Monger Gold’s (ASX: MMG) Gibraltar project with the aim of ascertaining gold, lithium, nickel, cobalt, copper and zinc minerals.
Starting at Gibraltar on the 17 April, the Ultrafine+ soil sampling program will continue through Monger’s Monger North and Monger South projects.
The sampling program aims to cover large areas and target extensions to favourable structures along strike of known occurrences of lithium, gold, nickel-cobalt and copper-zinc minerals.
To-date, Monger has identified 1,555 unique sample sites across the projects, with the total area to be covered amounting to 31.1 square kilometres.
Monger chairman Peretz Schapiro said the program is designed to discover new mineral deposits beneath deep transported cover.
“The program will search for minerals on our tenements that geologists have identified as being prospective for including lithium, nickel, cobalt, copper, zinc and gold.”
Proximity to known mineral occurrences
Mr Schapiro said it was worthwhile noting the potential for lithium-caesium-tantum mineralisation at Gibraltar.
He added this was particularly in the project’s south where alluvium may have hidden strike extensions to known historical lithium and tantalum minerals in the area.
As well as lithium, gold mineralisation has also been noted at Gibraltar.
Meanwhile, Monger North and Monger South are both within a 5km radius of Silver Lake Resources’ (ASX: SLR) Daisy Milano gold operation.
“The latest advances in exploration technology will drive forward Monger’s success rate and we look forward to announcing these results from all three project areas,” Mr Schapiro said.
All three projects are located in Western Australia and are around 50km from Kalgoorlie.
Recent reverse circulation drilling at the Providence prospect within Monger North returned 10m at 2.69 grams per tonne gold, including 1m at 10.69g/t gold.
This program followed up on earlier drilling that intercepted 8m at 16.15g/t gold from 60m; and 8m at 31.84g/t gold, including 1m at 190.06g/t gold.