The upcoming programmes, the first to be undertaken since the lifting of Covid-19 travel restrictions, represent the first field-based exploration to be undertaken at the project since its discovery late last year.
The upcoming drilling programmes, which are designed to underpin a potential maiden JORC Mineral Resource, will be undertaken in two parts.
An initial 24-hole shallow (<12 m) lake rotary drilling programme, which has been designed to target near surface brine mineralisation to depths suitable for potential trench-based extraction methods, is scheduled to commence as soon as final statutory approvals are received. This helicopter-supported programme is expected to be completed within two weeks of on-ground activity.
As part of this drilling programme, areas of observed high-gypsum content are also planned to be tested. These areas have potential to supply high flow rate due to increased porosity and permeability, as well as elevated SOP content.
The gravity survey is expected to commence around the same time as the lake programme and the results will provide the first comprehensive and accurate picture of the entire tenement, helping the company’s exploration team to refine drilling locations for the off-lake air-core drilling programme and a potential future lake-based drilling programme.
Subject to heritage approvals and access, Trigg Mining is aiming to commence off-lake air-core drilling following the helicopter-supported drill programme with results expected to feed into the reporting of a potential maiden JORC Inferred Resource.
Trigg Mining’s Managing Director, Keren Paterson, said: “We are really excited to be heading back to the field following the progressive lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. We have designed a flexible and nimble helicopter supported on-lake drill programme that will begin as soon as final approvals are received and which we expect to generate invaluable data to follow-up the high-grade auger drilling results reported late last year.
“This will be undertaken in parallel with an in-fill gravity survey that will plug any gaps in the high-quality gravity data we announced earlier this year. This ground-based programme will give us the first comprehensive and accurate picture of the entire tenement, and will help us to refine drilling locations for the off-lake and subsequent on-lake air-core programs that we hope to commence in August.
“This is an exciting time for Trigg, as we finally get to test the exciting Lake Throssell SOP project with drilling and generate the results our entire team has been so eagerly awaiting since we established the company.”
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