Rat Hill – Li/REE (Magnet Resource) 223km2
Location and Tenure
The Rat Hill Li/REE project consists of one tenement application, (E46/1412) within the Pilbara region of Western Australia, located ~60km east-south-east of the town of Nullagine. The project has been actively explored previously for PGE mineralisation.
The project area is covers most of the Archean Rat Hill Inlier, a portion of the underlying Pilbara Craton. The sediments of the inlier are now expressed as muscovite-garnet-andalusite and corundum-muscovite-rutile schists high grade metamorphic schists.
Exploration history and potential
Corundum is not usually an indicator of REE mineralisation but there are examples where corundum mineralisation is associated with high contents of REE. Corundum has also been known to contain xenocrysts of REE minerals. Fieldwork to progress this concept is required.