Perth-based explorer Emu NL has kicked off its maiden drilling campaign at its 100 per cent-owned Condingup clay-hosted rare earths project, near Esperance on Western Australia’s scenic south coast.

The 3000m air-core (AC) program will test rare earths enrichment within clay traps imaged by passive seismic, adjacent to and overlying the fertile Booanya granite, which the company says may have leached its pay into the clays.

The Booanya granite exists as outcrops in parts of the Condingup tenement and has previously produced rock chips testing as high as 2124 parts per million total rare earth oxides (TREO).

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