Tambellup Kaolin Project
Accelerate Resources Limited has a 100% interest of the Tambellup Kaolin Project. The project comprises two granted exploration licenses covering 242 km2.
The Tambellup Kaolin Project is located approximately 280 km south-southeast of Perth via the Great Southern Highway, 130 km north of Albany, and 10 km west of the township of Tambellup in the Southwest of Western Australia.
The Tambellup Kaolin project adjacent to excellent infrastructure. The Tambellup West Road bisects the project and links to the Albany Highway in the west. The Perth - Albany freight railway corridor runs north-south through the centre of the township. (Figure 1)
Figure 1: Location of tenement E 70/4969 and nearby infrastructure;
the Saddlers and Hulls prospect wireframes (GM Minerals Consultants, 2017)
Picture 1: 2020 Drilling Program
Aircore drilling comprising 52 holes for 769 metres confirmed the presence of near surface kaolin mineralisation (ASX Ann. 20 Feb 2020), confirming historical drilling.
Analysis of the drilling data, for the selected holes, indicates that the upper saprolite (the potential Kaolin zone) at the Sadlers prospect is between 2 to 14 m thick (Average 6.75m) and is present from 1 to 15m depth below surface. The lower saprolite is between 2 to 12m thick (Average 6.75m) from 2 to 23m depth below surface.
Results indicate that the Sadlers prospect remains open to the southeast and is bounded to the northeast and southwest by Figure 1: Location of tenement E 70/4969 and nearby infrastructure; the Saddlers and Hulls prospect wireframes (GM Minerals Consultants, 2017).two east-southeast trending mafic units which are observable in outcrop and shallow drilling.
169 one metre samples were collected from 23 drill Aircore holes and composited into 62 composite and individual samples (1m to 4m), which were sent to a Certified Analytical Laboratory for geochemical analysis (ASX Ann. 26th March 2020).
Six of the 21 composite samples were selected for additional analysis, by IMO, on the -45µm fraction, including chemical analysis by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and mineralogical analysis by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). These results are shown in Table 2 and summarized below;
- Kaolin yield range 42.9%-73.1%
- ISO brightness range 79.76- 86.23
- Kaolin Yellowness results range 5.58-8.98
- Kaolin and Amorphous Content above 85% in -45µm fraction
The composite samples were predominantly selected from the visually whitest and brightest sections of the upper and lower saprolite horizons of each hole, based on the geological logging of the drill samples.
For more information, please refer to the ASX Announcement via link Here.