Gravity surveys indicate significant growth potential at Laverton SOP projects
Published by Nicholas Woodroof,
Lakes Throssell and Yeo SOP projects with gravity transects. Courtesy of Trigg Mining.
The maiden 221 line-km gravity survey at the newly-granted Lake Yeo SOP project represents the first on-ground exploration activity undertaken at this new greenfields SOP project. Interpretation of the survey data has identified a palaeovalley 80 km long, up to 3.5 km wide and potentially up to 100 m in depth within the granted tenure. Planning is now underway to drill and sample immediately to the south of Lake Throssell, where a 2021 scoping study defined a 21-year, 245 000 tpy operation.
As part of the early pre-feasibility study work being undertaken at the Lake Throssell SOP project, an in-fill 216 line-km gravity survey was also carried out to increase the resolution of the dataset and optimise drill-hole targeting for the 2022 air-core and test production bore drilling programmes.
This work has also revealed considerable upside, extending the interpreted Lake Throssell palaeovalley within granted tenure. This represents an exceptional growth target immediately along strike from the current JORC Mineral Resource.
Trigg Mining Managing Director, Keren Paterson, said: “The results of these gravity surveys have well and truly exceeded our expectations, demonstrating the potential for a multi-decade, Tier-1 sulphate of potash (SOP) production hub based around our cornerstone Lake Throssell deposit.”
“The significant upside potential within the broader Throssell palaeovalley system can be seen in Figure 1 below, which shows the cornerstone Lake Throssell deposit, interpreted extensions along strike to the north and south within newly-granted tenure, and the exciting emerging growth opportunity at Lake Yeo, located downgradient within the same system.”
“We are planning to drill Lake Yeo later this year to evaluate the potential of what is clearly emerging as a significant pipeline growth opportunity that can build on the strong base we have established at Lake Throssell. Meanwhile, the gravity data have clearly identified further upside potential at Lake Throssell itself while also providing invaluable data to be used for our 2022 air-core and test production bore drilling programs.”
“The growth potential for Trigg’s SOP pipeline outlined today is even more critical than ever for global food security given actual and potential geopolitical disruptions to global fertiliser supply chains,” Paterson said.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/project-news/21032022/gravity-surveys-indicate-significant-growth-potential-at-laverton-sop-projects/
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