Intra Energy Corporation Limited has successfully completed the company’s second field mapping and sampling campaign at the Yalgarra magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE and Lithium Project, which is located 70 kilometres east of Kalbarri in Western Australia.
This significant milestone involved a comprehensive field mapping campaign focusing on the northern block of E70/5464.
The campaign targeted the entire width of the northern end of the tenement, including the previously identified pegmatite field in the northeast corner.
During the campaign, the team successfully identified multiple additional pegmatite outcrops, including two notable coarse-grained pegmatites featuring crystals up to five centimetres in length.
The discovery is particularly exciting as it expands the potential of the Yalgarra project.
In addition to the pegmatite findings, the central western part of the tenement was thoroughly investigated.
This effort resulted in the collection of multiple rock samples from areas showing promise for nickel-copper sulphides, in line with associated geophysical anomalies.
The initial batch of 21 rock chip samples from the northeast corner has delivered promising results, revealing a lithium maximum of 44 ppm (Li2O – 95ppm), along with notable levels of niobium and tantalum.
The Nb/Ta ratio of 12:1 aligns the samples with the central zone of rare earth element enrichment, a key target area for lithium mineralisation.
Following these results, a second batch of 55 rock chip samples has been submitted for analysis, with outcomes expected by late November.
These initial assays, combined with the mapping and additional sampling, have been instrumental in refining potential drilling locations, which will be finalised upon receiving the second batch of assay results.
The exploration efforts to date have identified compelling targets and have significantly advanced the Yalgarra project towards drill testing.
The Department of Mines Industry and Safety (DMIRS) has recently approved the program of work, and the company is in the process of finalising the necessary heritage clearances to commence drilling.
Intra Energy Corporation Limited remains committed to advancing the Yalgarra project and is eagerly anticipating the assay and LIDAR results, expected by the end of the month.
Intra Energy Corporation Managing Director Benjamin Dunn said: “Shareholders can be optimistic about multiple opportunities at Yalgarra, especially the lithium anomalisms which, if proved, could potentially be a new Western Australian lithium province.”