News – AU – Latin Resources confirms ‘very’ high quality halloysite at Noombenberry along with kaolin


The highly diversified Explorer Latin Resources (ASX: LRS) has confirmed that it has “very high quality” halloysite and ultra-bright white kaolin on its noombenberry project in Western Australia

The company reports that from the first batch of 100 samples submitted for detailed testing, the results have confirmed a very high quality halloysite with multiple grades over 20%

Halloysite is a rare derivative of kaolin, in which the mineral occurs as nanotubes. The size of the halloysite particles varies within 1 to 15 micrometers in length

Halloysite has a wide variety of industrial uses beyond simple kaolin and has a significant premium that is above the average kaolin price

Its main uses are in ceramics, where it is used to make high quality porcelain by adding whiteness, transparency and exceptional strength to the final fired product

The Noombenberry Halloysite Project covers 54 km² near Merredin, less than 300 km from Perth The port of Fremantle is easily accessible from the Great Eastern Highway

Initial test results include 17m at 15% halloysite and 79 m2% kaolinite (including 7m at 27, 3% halloysite) and another hole that returns at 1132m, 8% halloysite and 75% 6% kaolinite (including 13 m with 289% halloysite

Latin says the results obtained so far have confirmed the development of bright white to ultra bright white kaolinite over wide areas

“While these results are from only a small fraction of the drilling completed at Noombenberry, our logging indicates that we have intersected similar kaolinized granite over the 18 km² tested by the full program – and we do not have any Results back the area where we recorded our thickest kaolin intersections (up to 50m), ”he added

Latin Resources says that logging of the air core samples from all holes across the very large area of ​​18 km² that was tested in Noombenberry has shown the development of a thick, uniform blanket of kaolinized granite

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News – AU – Latin Resources confirms together with kaolin “very” high-quality halloysite at Noombenberry