Clean energy metals exploration company Belararox (ASX:BRX) has identified potential lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) mineralisation following reconnaissance mapping at its Bullabulling tenements in Western Australia.
The company says the discovery was made following its decision to broaden its exploration activities after the recent identification of pegmatites at the project.
Adding on, Belararox reports the potential LCT mineralisation has been discovered in the form of ‘extensive’ quartz and pegmatite veins/sheets in the amphibolite units adjacent to the Bali Monzogranite.
“The discovery of pegmatites at our wholly owned Bullabulling Project adds another dimension to the prospectivity of this asset”
Assay results generated from samples of the quartz and pegmatite are expected to be assessed in conjunction with XRF data collected during the reconnaissance work.
Commenting on the lithium prospectivity at Bullabulling, Belararox Managing Director Arvind Misra said: “The discovery of pegmatites at our wholly owned Bullabulling Project adds another dimension to the prospectivity of this asset.
Importantly, our interest is not just premised on these discoveries, it is also based on the geology of the region and the results derived from peer lithium-related exploration activities – both current and historic.
We are developing a planned program to test the prospectivity for LCT deposits at key targets within Bullabulling. We look forward to updating the market on the findings coming out of these activities over coming months.”
The company also notes that due to the ‘significant’ amount of vein material identified in both outcrop and as float, it considers that further appraisal of the potential for LCT pegmatites is warranted.
In addition, multiple LCT pegmatites have also been identified in close proximity to the Bullabulling tenements by the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA), including the Red Panda and Ubini deposits located some 2km along strike from the company tenements.
With the lithium pegmatite prospectivity at the Bullabulling project now identified, the company reports ongoing exploration activities planned for the Bullabulling tenements will now be widened to include assessment of both gold and LCT prospectivity.
Belararox is an ASX-listed mineral explorer focused on securing and developing resources to meet the surge in demand from the technology, battery and renewable energy markets. The company’s wholly owned Bullabulling project is located in the proven gold producing Bullabulling goldfield near the township of Coolgardie in Western Australia.
The project surrounds the 3 million ounce (Moz) Bullabulling project is considered prospective for gold mineralisation, as well as LCT pegmatites given its close proximity to the highly fractionated Bali Monzogranite.
Other assets included within the company’s exploration arsenal include the 643km-square Belara Project in New South Wales.
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