24 Jan 2023

MetalsGrove Mining Ltd (ASX:MGA) has completed a heritage survey across key tenements within the Arunta Project, 10 kilometres north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

This survey was undertaken by members of the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) and covered the area comprising the Bruce, Box Hole and Edwards Creek tenements.

The Arunta Project hosts a considerable suite of REE, gold and base metal targets which will be a key focus for near-term exploration.

Arunta Tenements

“Compelling targets”

MetalsGrove managing director Sean Sivasamy said: “We would like to thank the Traditional Owners of this land for their efforts in completing this important heritage survey.

“We are pleased that the outcomes from the survey allow MetalsGrove to undertake our planned exploration programs across some advanced and highly prospective REE, gold and base metals targets at Arunta.

“Our work to date has already identified some compelling targets, with surface field mapping and rock chip sampling within the Bruce Prospect area highlighting multiple zones of mineralised pegmatites.

“We look forward to reporting further updates on activity in the near term.”

Broad conductor

In July 2022, MetalsGrove identified a broad conductor at Bruce Prospect along strike from the Plenty River mine, which is adjacent to magnetic features interpreted to be components of the pegmatite intrusion.

Consequently, a program of about 3,000 metres of RC drilling is proposed to test the bedrock conductor at Whistleduck, Plenty River and Whitehorse historical pegmatite mines in three different stages, all within the Bruce Prospect area.

At Box Hole and Edwards Creek another 3,000 meters of RC drilling is proposed to test known exploration drilling targets.

Article courtesy of Proactive