Airborne magnetic and radiometric surveying at Venus Metals’ Mangaroon North rare earths project in WA’s Gascoyne region has identified high-priority rare earths carbonatite rock targets.
Eight ironstone-hosted rare earths targets, considered similar to Hastings Technology Metals’ Yangibana and Dreadnought Resources’ Mangaroon projects, were identified over a 10km strike by the survey. Several carbonatite targets with anomalous potassium responses were identified along a crustal structure stretching 6km in length.
Discrete narrow-strike, extensive magnetic highs identified by the survey have been interpreted to represent ironstone units worthy of field inspection and sampling for rare earths mineralisation.
Venus assessed the magnetic data for gold and base-metal mineralisation and identified several target areas for follow-up work. The magnetic survey was undertaken on an exploration licence immediately adjacent to Dreadnaught Mangaroon discovery.