Benz Mining Corp. (ASX:BNZ) has secured a single diamond helicopter supported drill rig to test spodumene bearing pegmatites at its Ruby Hill West Project in James Bay, Quebec.
The company intends to undertake about 4,000m of drilling prior to the onset of winter, expected in late October or early November, which it says makes helicopter flying difficult due to weather conditions and less daylight time.
A series of 150m deep holes have been planned to target the outcropping spodumene bearing pegmatites recently identified during the limited summer field season.
Drilling will predominantly target 3 areas – Ruby Hill West (RHW-2) and the Mikisiw (M-1 and M-2) outcrops.
Benz Executive Chairman Evan Cranston says the company is very excited with what its geologists have been able to identify in a very limited summer season.
“We will continue to conduct exploration to identify more Li- pegmatites along the interpreted 25km lithium trend at our Ruby Hill West Project in James Bay Quebec“
“We will continue to conduct exploration to identify more Li- pegmatites along the interpreted 25km lithium trend at our Ruby Hill West Project in James Bay Quebec.
Peeling back the moss and trenching has identified several large Li-pegmatites, up to 30m thick at surface, that contain spodumene and we are looking forward to seeing what this system does along strike and at depth by drilling.
We are very fortunate to have been able to secure a drill rig and team this year with all the competition in this highly sought after region and we look forward to drilling as many metres as we can this year prior to the onset of the winter.”
Write to Adam Orlando at Mining.com.au
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