The company has achieved an increase of 155% in contained nickel from its maiden April 2018 resource following completion of the acquisition of tenements held by Apollo Phoenix Resources.
The package covers 240 square kilometres and includes the Mt Edwards Lithium Project, which is located 40 kilometres south of the operating Mount Marion Lithium Project of which Neometals owns a 13.8% equity interest.
Notably, the Mount Marion Lithium Project includes one of the world’s biggest lithium concentrators.
The acquisition of the Mt Edwards Lithium Project adds a prospective brownfield holding to the pipeline of potential additional sources of spodumene to support Neometals’ strategy to build an integrated lithium business.
The company is also shipping a 53-tonne bulk sample to China from its Barramble Titanium Vanadium Project in Western Australia.
The sample is from the high-grade part of the deposit which has the potential to be the main feed source for a direct shipping ore (DSO) operation.
Neometals is currently progressing the dual-track evaluation of DSO and integrated titanium/vanadium chemical production at Barramble.