Wabli Creek – Li/REE (100%) 85km2
Location and Tenure
The Wabli Creek Li/REE project consists of one tenement application, E09/2629 (Figure 1 and 2), within the Gascoyne lithium region, located 10km southeast of the Yinnetharra project.
The project area is underlain by reworked Archean granite gneisses and Proterozoic aged granitic intrusives of the Durlacher Supersuite of the Gascoyne Province.
Figure 1: Yinnetharra (WCN 100%) Li/REE project, tenement location, including Wabli Creek, Injinu Hills, Weedarra and Sandy Creek
Exploration history and potential
Historically, tungsten, uranium, beryl and rare earths have been identified in and around Wabli Creek.
Numerous lithium bearing pegmatites of the Thirty Three Supersuite are mapped within the tenement area. It is therefore reasonable to assume that at least some of these could contain similar concentrations to the pegmatite within the excised area in the centre – north of the current tenement which are known to contain up to 1% REE together with uranium, tantalum, niobium and tungsten. GSWA samples report up to 437ppm Cerium from this site.
Figure 2: Yinnetharra (WCN 100%) Li/REE project, tenement location, including Wabli Creek, Injinu Hills, Weedarra and Sandy Creek, with aeromagnetic data showing complexity of geology.