Red Dirt Metals advances exploration plans to grow Mt Ida project

Red Dirt Metals (RDT) is progressing its exploration strategy to grow the Mt Ida lithium-gold project in Western Australia.To get more news about fnfx, you can visit official website.

The company is focused on expanding areas of known lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites and increase exploration activity across the wider Mt Ida tenement area, which is 100km north-west of Menzies in WA’s Eastern Goldfields.

As part of its increased exploration plans, RDT is undertaking resource definition drilling to deliver a maiden mineral resource estimate by the September quarter.

The company has also commenced step-out reverse circulation (RC) drilling about one kilometre north of the Central Zone. RC drilling is testing structures within the Anorthosite unit that hosts large pegmatite bodies to the south.

Red Dirt intends to carry out soil geochemistry programs at Mt Ida, focusing on LCT-bearing targets. Surface sampling will be first up, expected to begin this week.

The material stock has also designed a 20,000-metre, 320-hole aircore drilling program along the Goldilocks corridor. At this stage, the aircore program is expected to begin in mid-April after the company receives a program of work approval.

“The commencement of regional geochem and aircore programs over the remainder of our tenure is a critical step towards truly understanding the potential of the Mt Ida project which to date has been only explored for precious metals,” Managing Director Matthew Boyes said.

Furthermore, a diamond drill rig has been drilling full time to test down-dip extensions of the Central Southern and Northern pegmatites. The company expects to collect 1.5 to two tonnes of diamond core for the next phase of metallurgical testwork.