Tambourah Metals (ASX: TMB) has completed an airborne gravity survey across its large Julimar North tenement package in Western Australia, while locking-in approvals to drill its gold projects.
The company recently boosted its Julimar North tenements to cover 1,140 square kilometres of ground in the prospective Julimar region which hosts Chalice Mining’s (ASX: CHN) Gonneville nickel-copper-platinum group element discovery.
Gonneville has a maiden resource of 330 million tonnes at 0.94 grams per tonne 3E (palladium, platinum and gold), 0.16% nickel, 0.10% copper, and 0.016% cobalt for 10 million ounces of contained 3E (8.1Moz palladium, 1.7Moz platinum and 300,000oz gold), 530,000t of nickel, 330,000t of copper and 53,000t of cobalt.
Results from the airborne gravity survey at the Bolgart East and Tolarno targets at Julimar North are anticipated within a few weeks.
Contractors have been engaged to complete ground moving loop electromagnetic ground surveys in early January, which will follow up on the airborne survey data.
A drilling program is pencilled in for the later in the first quarter of 2022.
Tambourah and Cheela gold projects
Over at Tambourah’s namesake and Cheela gold projects which are also in WA, drilling permits have been granted.
At Tambourah, the company secured a program of works (PoW) to test historic workings and follow-up on previous reverse circulation (RC) drilling results and new areas with a 63-hole program.
Rock chip sampling at this project returned up to 33g/t gold.
The program will be undertaken in two stages with the first stage to comprise 30 holes and kick off in the upcoming March quarter.
At Cheela, the company has obtained PoW to drill 27 RC holes and 130 aircore holes.
This campaign is follow-up on existing high-grade intercepts, including one that hit 13m at 5g/t gold from 88m, including 6m at 10g/t gold from 90m.
Russian Jack lithium asset
In addition to its Julimar North and gold assets, Tambourah has submitted an application for the Russian Jack project with the licences covering 510sq km in a historic gold producing region.
These tenements are 40km south of Nullagine and are believed prospective for lithium, tin, tantalum and beryllium.
While waiting for the tenements to be granted, Tambourah will compile and reprocess all available data to target prospective pegmatites.