Venus Metals Corporation has lodged a patent application for the processing of vanadium oxide ore following a hydrometallurgical study conducted at its Youanmi project in Western Australia.
The company believes its unique open pit vanadium oxide resource at Youanmi in the state’s Midwest has the potential to be a significant supplier to the global vanadium market, particularly for the emerging renewable battery energy sector.
Venus today presented the results of a comprehensive study conducted by the Hydrometallurgy Research Group at Murdoch University to develop an integrated process flow sheet for the extraction of vanadium, iron and titanium.
New lithium targets have been noted across Venus Metals Corporation's Youanmi project in Western Australia’s mid west.
Venus has been carrying out geochemical surveys across the project, with a recent campaign collecting 490 soil samples over three tenements.
The program identified several lithium anomalies greater than 116 parts per million at the Manindi North licence.
These were pinpointed in areas of cover west of known pegmatites that were previously drilled in 2018 under a joint venture between Venus and Lepidico, which explored for lepidolite lithium minerals.
This drilling intersected 12m at 0.68% lithium, 2m at 1.58% lithium and 4m at 0.76% lithium.
A geochemical survey at Venus Metals’ Youanmi lithium project has backed up previous drilling, with the company hoping recently delineated lithium anomalies are an extension of the Manindi lithium discovery to the south that excited the market last month. Interestingly, the extensions appear to coincide with existing and known pegmatite outcrops.
The Youanmi lithium project is focusing on the Manindi North target in tenement E57/983 in WA’s Murchison where Venus and a former partner drilled with encouraging results in 2018, intersecting 12 metres at 0.68 per cent lithium oxide, 2m going 1.58 per cent lithium oxide and 4m grading 0.76 per cent lithium oxide.
Venus and Rox Notes Big Lift to Youanmi Resource
The West Australian 21/01/2022
Perth-based explorer Venus Metals Corporation has confirmed that regional soil surveys in the Mangaroon North project area in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region have identified a series of rare earth, gold and platinum group elements (PGE) targets.
An initial geochemical reconnaissance survey outlined multiple target areas for follow-up in an area which abuts Dreadnought Resources' Mangaroon tenure.
The results showed total rare earth oxide (TREO) concentrations of up to 1,611 parts per million and anomalous neodymium (316ppm) in an ironstone specimen, indicating potential for rare earth mineralisation northwest of the Yangibana rare earth elements carbonatite field, owned by Hastings Technology Metals.
Venus Metals Corporation has uncovered anomalous rare earth, gold and palladium mineralisation at its Mangaroon North project abutting Dreadnought’s prospective nickel-copper-PGE rich tenure in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Initial geochemical reconnaissance surveying has outlined multiple target areas that Venus is planning to extensively explore through geochemical sampling, geophysical surveying and drill testing during 2022.