Critical Minerals Group initiated a core drilling program at its flagship Lindfield Vanadium Project in Northwest Queensland, near Julia Creek.

The drilling program, designed to source ore samples for pilot scale testing, includes 20 x 4C core holes and a successfully drilled 8C core hole to increase the sample material volume.

Test work results will push the program to the next stage of metallurgical testing in a pilot-scale test plant.

Critical Minerals expects the material will be used in the vanadium processing pilot plant in the first half of 2024, following the assaying of results.

The drilling activity also facilitates a refined geological understanding of the orebody at the Lindfield Vanadium Project.