Trigg drills down on potential for potash

Zach RelphCountryman
Sulphate of potash is considered a premium fertiliser product which provides essential macro-nutrients for crop growth.
Camera IconSulphate of potash is considered a premium fertiliser product which provides essential macro-nutrients for crop growth. Credit: Danella Bevis

A hopeful sulphate of potash producer is scouting its northern Goldfields landholding in an effort to shore up the high-value fertiliser product.

Trigg Mining confirmed last Monday a geophysics team and an air-core drill rig had mobilised at its 2350sqkm Laverton Links SOP project to determine its mineral resource estimate.

About 3100m of drilling is planned across Laverton Links’ Lake Rason, Lake Hope Campbell and East Laverton prospects as part of the campaign.

A gravity survey is scheduled for the East Laverton target ahead of drilling.

Trigg managing director Keren Paterson said a heritage survey would also take place before an exploration and sampling program at the neighbouring Lake Throssell project.

Ms Paterson said the exploration and resource definition drilling was a significant step for the junior company.

“Over the coming weeks we will see drilling occur across the Laverton Links SOP project,” she said.

“We are targeting the reporting of initial mineral resource estimate and at Lake Throssell reconnaissance exploration will commence once Trigg has secured heritage clearance from the Ngaanyatjarra traditional owners.

“We look forward to reporting the results from each of these programs to our shareholders in the new year.”

Trigg hit the Australian Securities Exchange boards last month after completing its $4.8 million initial public offering.

The company is one of the potash-focused juniors vying to become Australia’s first SOP producer to meet the growing fertiliser demand.

Australia imports all its potash requirements, namely muriate of potash — a lower alternative to SOP, which is used by WA’s broad-acre farmers.

SOP is considered a premium fertiliser product which provides essential macro-nutrients for plant growth.

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