Australian heavy rare earths producer Northern Minerals (ASX: NTU) has recommenced exploration drilling at Browns Range following the recent successful program at Dazzler. Dazzler is part of the Browns Range Project in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.
· 3,000m infill and exploration drilling at Dazzler and Iceman commenced this week;
· Additional 1,500m exploration program on regional targets to follow straight after; and
· Assays expected to be received from October.
The reverse circulation (RC) drilling program comprises 3,000m at the Dazzler and Iceman prospects with a further 1,500m to be undertaken at a range of prospects including Banshee South, Cyclops, Longshot and Rogue.
The program is expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete, with first assay results from October.
Northern Minerals’ Managing Director and CEO, George Bauk, said “Following the recent success at Dazzler, which resulted in the best ever intercept at Browns Range, we are pleased to have the team back on the ground testing new targets.
“We have set the exploration team the challenge of making discoveries that will increase the life of the full-scale Browns Range development out to twenty years.
“The new exploration model and high quality targets that have yet to be fully assessed present us with excellent opportunities to increase the value of the project.”