Tambourah Metals wraps up successful drilling campaign at World’s Fair gold project

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Tambourah Metals AX TMB drilling campaign World's Fair gold

Tambourah Metals (ASX: TMB) has completed the first drilling campaign in 125 years at the historic World’s Fair gold project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

The company’s reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at World’s Fair commenced in late August within its large Tambourah gold project.

The latest drilling program in the World’s Fair area was located 550 metres north of the Western Chief prospect, where there is no record of drilling being conducted since it was mined in 1898.

A total of 17 RC holes for approximately 2,684 metres was drilled to confirm extensions of the gold mineralisation at several prospects.

Significant gold mining history

The Tambourah Gold project covers a significant land holding which has over 30 historic gold prospects, with the company having access to a wealth of data to design its exploration activities there.

This includes reviewing historic mapping and geophysical, geochemical and historic datasets to generate several targets to follow up.

Executive chairperson, Rita Brooks, said the company is currently focussed on assessing the potential of underexplored areas within the project that may host new zones of gold mineralisation.

Lithium prospectivity tested

The company also tested pegmatite targets at the Tambourah Nth project located 200m west of Infinity Mining lithium prospect.

The drilling focused on testing pegmatites from surface, with samples now on their way to Perth for analysis with expected results in six weeks.

Notably, the 3rd drill hole at Tambourah Nth intersected sulphides throughout the 120m hole. The company also identified gold potential in the same hole and it intends to conduct gold analysis on the results.

Tambourah Nth is located 7 km north of the company’s lithium and gold project in licence E 45/4597.

3D modelling planned

Tambourah now plans to undertake 3D modelling of the Tambourah gold project results, which will be incorporated into the existing drill data.

The company is also progressing a mining license application which will allow it to develop any commercial results at the Tambourah gold project.

Meanwhile, the company is also undertaking work on its suite of new critical mineral properties in WA.

The company purchased several Pilbara lithium projects from Minrex Resources (ASX: MRR) in July, and it has wasted no time in commencing sampling and mapping of several pegmatite locations at Tambourah Nth and Shaw River.

An assessment of results from recent helicopter reconnaissance and subsequent target areas selected by CSIRO has been identified on the ground, and this will form the basis of selecting areas for a heritage survey at its Russian Jack project.

Geoscience specialists supporting critical minerals work

Earlier this month Tambourah appointed Apex Geoscience to manage the exploration of its critical minerals portfolio from October 16.

The geological consultant company is headed by Steve Nicholls who has more than 25 years industry experience in gold, lithium, rare earth elements and base metals, with a wealth of experience in the Pilbara.

Apex has worked with Tambourah since January 2022 on its gold projects and will now work closely with the company’s exploration team on the gold and critical minerals portfolio.