An updated Mineral Resource calculating the halloysite content within the Carey's Well kaolin deposit has determined 9.7Mt of halloysite kaolin yielding 5.3Mt of minus 45 micron halloysite kaolin with an average halloysite content of 18.4% which is significantly above the 10% threshold required by ceramic manufacturers

Poochera Project Halloysite Kaolin Mineral Resource

A JORC 2012 Mineral Resource estimate has been completed calculating the halloysite content within the Carey's Well kaolin deposit at Poochera in South Australia.

9.7 million tonnes of halloysite kaolin, located in two zones, is contained within the "bright white" kaolinised granite deposit.

The 9.7 million tonnes of halloysite kaolinised granite will yield 5.3 million tonnes of minus 45 micron halloysite kaolin product containing 18.4% halloysite, which is significantly above the typical 10% threshold required for the ceramics industry.

92% of the halloysite kaolin Mineral Resource is categorised as Measured and Indicated providing significant ore for consideration in Scoping Study investigations.

The halloysite kaolin Mineral Resource was defined from existing drilling results with the mineralised zone remaining open to the north east and south.

Future drilling will be designed to target extensions to the currently defined mineralisation.

The updated Mineral Resource will now be used in mine design configurations currently under consideration.

A 140 tonne shipment of raw ore from Carey's Well is now in China ahead of commercial scale testing post Chinese New Year. Final processed product results will be provided to potential end-use ceramic customers for commercial evaluation and incorpoarted into the Scoping Study.

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Andromeda Metals Limited is an Australian Securities Exchange listed company (code: ADN) focusing on mineral exploration for gold, lithium and copper deposits. Andromeda Metals currently has interests in 21 exploration licenses, covering 7,969 sq kms within South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Andromeda Metals’ vision is to be a sustainable minerals exploration company providing shareholders with risk managed discovery, development and mining opportunities.

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