Australian Mines (ASX:AUZ) - Managing Director, Benjamin Bell
Managing Director, Benjamin Bell
Source: Australian Mines
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  • Australian Mines’ (AUZ) subsidiary, Eos Resources, identifies three priority target areas at its West Kimberley project in WA
  • The targets have been identified through an airborne electromagnetic survey and follow-up field work and drilling is planned to assess their potential
  • Additionally, Australian Mines is yet to seek shareholder approval for the planned demerger of its non-core assets into a brand new exploration company
  • This decision aligns with Australian Mines’ goal of focusing on its Sconi and Flemington projects
  • AUZ shares have been trading up a slight 2.17 per cent at 23.5 cents

Australian Mines (AUZ) has provided an update on exploration work undertaken by its wholly-owned subsidiary at the West Kimberley project in Western Australia.

Eos Resources identified three priority areas the the West Kimberley project, formerly called the Lennard project.

The discovery was made through an airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey which aimed to assess the potential for massive nickel sulphide mineralisation at the project.

Priority Target T is a magnetic bullseye and a near-symmetric anomaly which dips to the south. A single hole is planned to be drilled to a 300-metre depth to test the modelling of the anomaly.

Priority Target A is a three-kilometre-long magnetic anomaly and, according to Eos, is the strongest anomaly recorded during the AEM survey.

The company plans to undertake a two-stage exploration program at Target A with the first stage to include geological mapping, a gossan search, and a soil geochemistry program.

Stage two of the program will involve drill testing once the company has ruled out any AEM interference from a surface conductor.

Priority Target C is a low amplitude AEM anomaly with a short strike length that potentially plunges to the west. The target is believed to have a real bedrock source and geophysical consultants have recommended on-ground follow-up work.

Eos Resources said identifying three priority sites is “highly positive news” for the company and its goal to resource the global clean energy economy.

As previously announced by Australian Mines, it plans to demerge its non-core assets into a new exploration company.

The company said this will simplify its investment proposition and allow it to focus on the Sconi and Flemington projects. Shareholder approval is required before the demerger can go ahead.

AUZ shares were up a slight 2.17 per cent and trading at 23.5 cents at 12:52 pm AEST.

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