The Rawlinson Project comprises four exploration licence applications (total area of 1,450 km²) located in the Gibson Desert, approximately 950 km northeast of Kalgoorlie and 60 km west of the NT border.
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South Rawlinson Project over Radiometrics
The tenements cover strong uranium channel anomalies revealed by a recent (1998) government airborne geophysical survey. The Company can acquire a 100% interest in Exploration Licence Applications 69/2281 to 69/2283 (inclusive) by reimbursing the vendor for initial costs and issuing Energy Metals shares and options within 3 years of grant and approval of access for exploration. In addition the Company has made application for a further exploration licence (ELA 69/2303) adjacent to the three existing licence applications.
The area is part of the Central Australia Aboriginal Reserve and due to the remote location and restricted access the geology of the area is poorly understood. However it appears that the main uranium anomalies are associated with mid Proterozoic age metasediments unconformably overlain by younger sedimentary rocks with potential for unconformity and roll-front style uranium deposits, as well as surficial uranium mineralisation. There is no evidence of previous uranium exploration in the area.
The Rawlinson project provides Energy Metals with a low cost option to control untested outcropping uranium anomalies with the potential to represent a completely new uranium province. The Company acquired and interpreted Landsat satellite imagery and regional airborne radiometric data to identify priority targets ahead of an onsite meeting with the Traditional Owners for the Central Reserve lands covered by tenement applications E69/2283 and E69/2303.
Negotiations with the Ngaanyatjarra Land Council, the body representing the traditional owners, are continuing and Energy Metals is confident that access for exploration will be granted to the Company.