Ardea Resources commenced its definitive feasibility study infill drill program at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project-Goongarrie Hub.

The program features 888 planned reverse circulation drill holes over 51,745m.

The purpose of the extensive drilling initiative is to upgrade the nickel-cobalt laterite resources to the measured mineral resource category for the first five years of mining.

Initial drilling has commenced at the Big Four deposit, with one reverse circulation rig currently operational and more rigs expected by September.

The full program is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, providing increased confidence in the nickel laterite resources.