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Colin Hay

Hammer Metals (ASX: HMX) has commenced drilling on both the Orelia LCT pegmatite field and the Orelia Target 1 gold prospect, part of the company’s 100%-owned Yandal Project in Western Australia.

The Orelia Pegmatite Swarm is located on the eastern side of the Kathleen Valley Batholith. Soil sampling, rock chip sampling and mapping indicate that the pegmatites are LCT type and have the potential to host lithium-bearing minerals.

Hammer intends to undertake drilling down-dip and along strike from exposed contacts to define lithium enrichment trends. This drilling will guide all further programs in the area..

“We are pleased to have commenced this exciting dual-purpose drilling campaign at the Yandal Project. The initial phase of drilling will test the recently discovered Orelia pegmatite before moving on to test the Orelia Target 1 gold prospect. Success on either front with this drill program could have a meaningful impact for our shareholders,” Managing Director, Daniel Thomas, said.

In addition to the lithium-focused drilling, Hammer intends to undertake resource delineation drilling of gold mineralisation at Orelia Target 1. The drilling aims to in-fill and extend mineralisation prior to establishing a maiden Mineral Resource Estimate for the prospect.

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