Australia

Altech Chemicals completes Kerrigan kaolin drilling with potential to update resource

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) has completed a drilling program at the Kerrigan Kaolin Project in Western Australia with the potential to update the kaolin mineral resource.

The drilling program consisted of 27 aircore holes for a total of 765 metres with all holes drilled vertically at an average hole depth of 28 metres and samples were collected at one-metre intervals.

While Altechs flagship Meckering kaolin deposit will provide feedstock for its Johor HPA plant, Kerrigan also hosts a high-quality kaolin deposit.

The completed drilling program is expected to enable the company to update the Kerrigan mineral resource estimate and assist it in determining the next steps for the project.

Background

The Kerrigan project was initially identified as containing high-quality material in 1992 by Graphite Holdings Pty Ltd which subsequently drilling the project area, as did CRA Exploration Pty Ltd.

At Kerrigan, kaolin and mottled clays with overburden thickness ranges from 1 to 12 metres.

Since 1995 the only significant exploration conducted at Kerrigan was the bulk samplRead More – Source