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Archer Materials completes drilling program at Franklyn Halloysite-Kaolin Project

The sample collected appears to be consistent with the results from early explorers and confirms the presence of the previously discovered kaolin mineralisation.

Archer Materials Ltd - Archer Materials completes drilling program at Franklyn Halloysite-Kaolin Project
Rock chip samples from the drill holes

Archer Materials Ltd (ASX:AXE) has completed an aircore drilling program at the Franklyn Halloysite-Kaolin Project in South Australia.

A total of 21 holes were drilled for a total of 676 drill metres and an average depth of 32 metres per hole.

The drill program was originally designed to drill 18 holes to an average depth of 47 metres for a total of 850 drill metres.

The kaolin was found to be closer to the surface than originally anticipated meaning that shallower drill holes were required.

Google Earth image with collar location of drill holes at Franklyn Project

Weathered Bendigo granite kaolinitic clays were intersected in 18 of the holes with siltstones intersected in other three holes.

The clays vary in colour from white, through to cream, yellow and pink in places, with the red colours potentially being derived from weathered (hematite rich) veins.

The sample collected by Archer from the Franklyn drilling appears to be consistent with the results from early explorers and confirm the presence of the previously discovered kaolin mineralisation.

All drill holes samples have been submitted to the laboratory for testing and assay.

Samples will be screened, assayed to determine kaolin grade and then analysed to determine the halloysite content.

Drill rig on site at Franklyn Project

Archer executive chairman Greg English said: “We are very pleased with the results from our maiden drill program at Franklyn.

“The kaolin mineralisation appears shallower than originally anticipated making any future mining operation cheaper and easier.

“The geological observations from the 21 holes drilled at Franklyn, confirms the presence and extent of the kaolin mineralisation previously report by other explorers.

“We expect to be able to report the assay and other laboratory results during the next 2 to 4 weeks”

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