The Brockman Project is centred 18km south-east of the historical gold mining centre of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley Region. The project site is accessed from the Great Northern Highway, which links Broome and Derby (450km from site) to Wyndham (380km from site), at Halls Creek.
The Brockman project comprises a Mining Lease Applications that covers ten Prospecting Licences, and one Exploration Licence.
Drilling by the Company has concentrated on a unit known as the Niobium Tuff. Based on this drilling the Niobium Tuff hosts JORC resources totalling 41.4 million tonnes at 2100ppm Total Rare Earths Oxides (TREO) including 1800ppm Heavy Rare Earths Oxides (HREO), 3590ppm Niobium Pentoxide (Nb2O5), and 8990ppm Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2) at a 1500ppm Nb2O5 cut-off that equates to a 1000ppm TREO cut-off (Indicated 32.3 million tonnes and Inferred 9.1 million tonnes at the same grade). It also contains large resources of the rare metals Tantalum (Ta), Hafnium (Hf) and Gallium (Ga).
Tenure over the main project area currently consists of 10 Prospecting Licences (PLs) held by the Company, with adjacent ground held under Exploration Licence E80/4555. Hastings has made application for a Mining Lease to replace the ten PLs.
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