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  • eMetals (EMT) has announced positive results from reconnaissance stream sediment sampling at the Nardoo Well Project in the Gascoyne Region of WA
  • Stream sediment sampling at the Nardoo East and Beryl Well areas has discovered new tungsten, niobium, tin and tantalum
  • Sampling conducted west of Beryl Well also found cerium and lanthanum anomalies
  • Unexpectedly, Nardoo East uncovered extremely anomalous niobium and tin but emetals considers this a demonstration of the project’s potential
  • The company will follow up on these results with expanded stream sediment sampling, rock chipping and a mapping program
  • eMetals ended the day 25 per cent in the green with shares trading for 1 cent each

eMetals (EMT) has announced positive results from reconnaissance stream sediment sampling at the Nardoo Well Project in the Gascoyne Region of WA.

A total of 121, -115 mesh stream sediment samples were taken from third-order streams in two areas of Nardoo Hill East and Beryl Well. Additionally, 26 rock chip samples were collected.

Nardoo East

The Nardoo East area sampling has identified a significant area of anomalous stream sediments along a three-kilometre section of the prospective staurolite schist. This area carries potential to host tungsten mineralisation.

Results from Nardoo East include: 217ppm niobium, 0.03 per cent tin (300ppm); 335ppm niobium, 0.03 per cent tin (300ppm); 288ppm niobium, 0.03 per cent tin (300ppm); 193ppm niobium, 0.02 per cent tin (200ppm); 129ppm tungsten, 0.05 per cent tin (500ppm); 183ppm niobium, 4.5ppm tantalum; 113ppm tungsten, 0.03 per cent tin (300ppm); 65ppm niobium, 3.5ppm tantalum.

These results reflect a source of mineralisation that eMetals will explore further through infill soil sampling, rock chip sampling and UV lamping.

The company was surprised at the extremely anomalous niobium in the area but considers it a testament to the widespread potential of the project.

“The presence of extremely anomalous niobium and tin within the Nardoo East area is unexpected but extremely exciting and demonstrates the potential of the entire Project area,” Director Mathew Walker said.

Beryl Well

The stream sediment sampling at Beryl Well aimed to test for extensions of pegmatite on E09/2114 Nardoo Well.

The sampling has detected anomalous stream sediments in an area west of the Beryl Well pegmatite. The area has considerable tourmaline-bearing pegmatite swarms and northeast-trending pegmatites. Results show enriched tantalum, niobium, cerium and lanthanum.

Further exploration

While eMetals noticed a lack of lithium anomalism, it isn’t completely discouraged as lithium, by nature, highly mobile within sediments and readily diluted. The company will conduct further work to better understand this.

eMetals is re-submitting the soil samples for Rare Earth Element (REE) characterisation, to assess the nature of REE enrichments. It is also planning an expanded stream sediment sampling, rock chipping and mapping program to follow up on the highly encouraging results at Nardoo East Prospect and Beryl Well.

Furthermore, there are additional target zones still to be explored within the Nardoo Well Project.

EMT has begun planning a diamond drilling program to drill historical reverse circulation holes at the Nardoo tungsten skarn. This is aimed at assessing whether the strongly mineralised outcrop continues at depth.

eMetals ended the day 25 per cent in the green with shares trading for 1 cent each.

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