MT BRADLEY PROJECT

Mt Bradley lies immediately adjacent to the Hastings (aka Brockman) REE resource being drilled by Hastings Rare Metals Limited.  Hastings has a JORC-compliant resource exceeding 22Mt grading 0.795% ZrO2, 0.31% Nb2O5, 0.023% Ta2O5 and heavy REE grades of 0.10% Y2O3, with potential for significant quantities of heavy REE including dysprosium and yttrium. Mt Bradley is one of the most advanced REE resources in Australia, having been the subject of major drilling and trial plant scale metallurgical testing by Union Oil Development Corporation during the 1980s.  The high Niobium content of the resource is of particular economic interest.

The REE mineralisation is hosted by tuffaceous rhyolitic volcaniclastics of the Brockman Volcanics - the 'Niobium Tuff'. Similar rhyolitic to alkalic intrusives are known to occur within the Mt Bradley tenement and were highlighted in a recent Geological Survey of WA assessment. These have received little attention due to the past focus on gold exploration, and low REE prices.

 

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Mt Bradley Project - view to north