Remorse builds optimism for Tempest Minerals

Tempest Minerals (ASX: TEM) is an exploration company with a dominant landholding in the Yalgoo region of Western Australia, totalling more than 1000 square kilometres.

The Yalgoo project contains different geological domains designated as four different areas, which includes the Meleya prospect.

All areas have returned impressive exploration results, especially at Meleya, which the company has progressed to be a now-recognised extension of the Yalgoo Greenstone belt identified through the innovative use of data analysis.

Work undertaken at Meleya has identified a multitude of target zones that Tempest sees as representative of the greenfields base and precious metal upside exploration opportunities emerging from the region.

One such prospect is the Remorse Target that sits in the eastern side of the Meleya zone near historical gold and base metal occurrences.

The 4.5-kilometre base metal Remorse Target was defined via initial sampling to be a coherent core of copper–zinc, where the copper–zinc anomalism appears as ‘layered’ with a predominance of copper to the north‑east, and an increased and more dispersed zinc halo to the south-west.

This anomaly has subsequently extended to the north‑east through a strong nickel–rare earth signature.

If the Remorse Target was feeling lonely, it didn’t have to wait long for new friends, as geochemistry results from surface sampling work undertaken across an eastern portion of the Meleya project identified a two‑kilometre strike rare earth element anomaly.

The sampling results revealed a coherent caesium–lanthanum zone, recording values of up to 929 parts per million caesium and 457 parts per million lanthanum.

This caesium–lanthanum zonation appears to increase in strength at the boundary of the sampling area.

Tempest is planning and implementing further programs to further progress these exciting targets, which will include progressing regulatory approvals for potential drilling.

Besides the Yalgoo tenements, Tempest holds a diverse portfolio of potential precious, base and energy metals projects throughout Western Australia. These include its Yilgarn lithium projects, the Mount Magnet gold and precious metals projects, and the Five Wheel gold–copper–lead–zinc projects.

The company’s Western Australian portfolio received a further boost recently, with Tempest completing the acquisition of the Elephant project – a 194-square-kilometre (135 square kilometres granted and a 59-square-kilometre application) project hosting exploration leases that the company considers highly prospective for gold and base metals.

The Elephant project’s location on the suture between the Yilgarn and Albany–Fraser geological blocks is viewed as a favourable location for major discoveries, which has been demonstrated by multiple world-class deposits being discovered in similar geology along this trend.

The project came to light due to a strong geophysical anomaly and coincident geochemical data defined from nearby previous exploration.

The large scale and nature of the anomaly holds similarities to other world-class deposits in the region. 

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