Ventnor Resources Limited (ASX:VRX) has updated the market on applications made for tenements which included a new silica sand project at its Arrowsmith project north of Eneabba. The areas are to be mapped with ground surveys, with samples to be acquired by shallow sub-surface drilling and collected for mineralogical analysis to determine the potential quality for glassmaking silica sand and production of proppant sand. Sampling is to be completed this month, with assay results expected in January.
- Mapping and sampling program underway
- Composite sampling for testwork
- Testwork to determine glassmaking and proppant quality
Ventnor Resources Ltd (Ventnor) (ASX: VRX) provides an update on previously announced applications made for tenements which included a new silica sand project at Arrowsmith, 270km north of Perth, WA.
During the June 2017 quarter, Ventnor applied for three Exploration Licenses totaling 350km2 holding significant sand prospects.
Further investigations are being carried out on the prospect areas at Arrowsmith. The Arrowsmith Project has three tenements: E70/5027 including the Arrowsmith North Project, E70/4987 which has the Arrowsmith Central Project, and E70/4986 containing the Arrowsmith South Project.
The three areas which are prospective for substantial sand resources, are to be comprehensively mapped with ground surveys; samples will be acquired by shallow subsurface hand-held auger drilling. Sufficient samples will be collected for mineralogical analysis, while 5-kg composite samples composited for preliminary testwork to determine the potential quality for glassmaking silica sand and production of proppant sand.
It is expected that sampling will be completed late December 2017, with assay results expected in January 2018.
The ELA areas are easily accessible for field work as they are extensively covered by cleared tracks from historic oil exploration seismic surveys, and are adjacent to Brand Highway.
The Exploration Targets for the Arrowsmith Project are:
Arrowsmith North – 100 million to 140 million tonnes high-quality silica sand;
Arrowsmith Central – 40 million to 80 million tonnes high-quality silica sand; and
Arrowsmith South – 40 million to 80 million tonnes high-quality silica sand.