International Graphite’s first reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling campaign is producing promising results at our Springdale Graphite Project. RC drill testing of high priority target SDW_1 has intersected multiple zones of shallow graphite mineralisation over a strike length of up to 700m.
The program, which is the first since International Graphite acquired the project in April, includes seven high priority targets. SDW_1 is the first to be tested. The findings support the use of airborne electromagnetic survey data in exploration targeting.
International Graphite Executive Chairman Phil Hearse said the company was buoyed by the early results and the potential for Springdale to become a significant supply of graphite in the future.
“The drilling is building our confidence and understanding of the size and quality of the Springdale mineral resource. Initial results are very promising and support the positive indicators received from past aeromagnetic surveying,” Mr Hearse says.
“Early testwork has shown potential for graphite from Springdale to be highly suitable for battery anode material and samples from the current drilling program will be used to expand our metallurgical investigation and for future feasibility study assessment,” he said.
At the same time, the team have also been busy at our downstream facilities in Collie, installing research and development equipment including a micronising (impact mill) and spheronising (shaper), ready for commissioning.