|Ownership:||Up to 95%|
- Known Carbonatite with proven REE enrichment.
- Historical sampling results indicate average 1% REO with highest 4% REO*
- Soil survey results indicated that the monazite content ranged from 0.1-0.3% of total weight of the soils*
- REE hosted in Monazite with high value basket (Nd&Pr)
- Simple mineralogy with low radiation - Less than 100 PPM Th to 1%TREO
- Grab sampling campaign completed
- 55 Grab samples collects (Assays Pending)
- Follow up program planned – systematic channel sampling, scout drilling for depth extent.
- Close to Lusaka and road infrastructure
- Land access and all Permitting secured
*References: Bailey, D. K., 1961. Intrusive limestones in the Keshya and Mkwisi valleys, Northern Rhodesia. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Volume 117, pp. 419-46.
The Kesya Rare Earth Project is located in the southern part of Zambia.
This greenfields project has had very little exploration performed on it, but was identified as a carbonatite by Bailey (1961). Bailey also reported monazite crystals present at Kesya and within the sampled coarse grained carbonatites, REE as total REO ranged from not detected to 2% averaging 1% while in the carbonatite breccia it attains 4%. Source cited below.
Note that the historic assays have not been verified by Antler and the selected samples referred to are not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.
For information on previous work, results to date and future plans, please refer to Antler’s recent Management, Discussion and Analysis (MD&A’s) and Press Releases.
References: Bailey, D. K., 1961. Intrusive limestones in the Keshya and Mkwisi valleys, Northern Rhodesia. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Volume 117, pp. 419-46.