Dolerite as the parent rock for ilmenite ore, is the emphasis for our exploration. Our exploration sampling program will follow the distribution of dolerite.
Exposing area of Dolerite in Roper River is over 2870 km2
Exposing area of Dolerite in our ELs and ELAs is over 1300 km2 (according to Northern Territory Geological Survey)
Currently focused on EL 28291, the proximity of the mining area, and the total explored area only account for less than 10% of the ELs and ELAs.
Exploration Plan (2 focuses)
Expand the drilling program surrounding the mining area, to increase the resource base for the current production facility
Low-cost exploration/sampling program on two sides of the highway/road.
3 large drilling programs since 2014, 3,424 air-core drill holes in total, and aggregate drill distance of 8,319 m
784 air-core holes, 2221 m drilled, on average 2.8m per hole, including 55 air-core holes are for QAQC purposes; 24 costean for sampling; 15 bulk density test pit
912 air-core holes, 2807m drilled, on average 3.1m per hole, including 43 air-core holes are for QAQC purposes; 6 bulk density test pit
1728 air-core holes, 3291m drilled, on average 3.1m per hole, including 71air-core holes are for QAQC purposes; 103 air-core holes for density sampling
Map showing A.I.R's tenement portfolio and confirmed exposure of the Derim Derim Dolerite.