Burley Minerals outlines ‘evolving’ LCT system at Chubb North

Burley Minerals (ASX:BUR) says recent drilling and assay interpretation has outlined an ‘evolving’ lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) system at the Chubb Lithium Project in Quebec, Canada. 

During December 2023, four diamond drillholes were completed the project’s Chubb North prospect, which all encountered granitic pegmatites. 

Burley, which has a market capitalisation of $8.76 million, says geochemical results have been reviewed by the company’s consulting geochemist, Dr Nigel Brand of Perth-based Geochemical Services, and recommendations have been made for the next phase of exploration.

According to Dr Brand, exploration mapping, sampling, and — where necessary — further drilling should focus on areas south of Chubb North.

“Additional pegmatite outcrops were identified at several locations between Chubb North and the spodumene bearing dykes at Chubb Central, and these will be one focus of exploration initiatives planned for 2024,” Burley Minerals Managing Director and CEO Stewart McCallion says.

“In the meantime, aeromagnetic data is being acquired and a structural map will be generated, to provide better geological control of areas under glacial till cover that covers the vast majority of the Chubb Lithium Project.”

The Chubb Lithium Project covers a 1,509-hectare area in the Val-d’Or region of Quebec, Canada, and is considered prospective for spodumene-bearing lithium pegmatites. 

Burley Minerals is an explorer and developer with assets in Quebec and Manitoba in Canada, and Western Australia. 

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