Cavalier Resources (ASX:CVR) has encountered multiple anomalous lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) targets following an ‘extensive’ soil geochemical program at its Ella’s Rock lithium-gold-nickel Project in Western Australia.
These new targets were uncovered from 1,810 surficial soil samples gathered from over 8,000 hectares and are reported to occur within a landholding of 350 hectares.
These new targets comprise the Hooper, Fitzgerald and Baché anomalies and are interpreted to cover a total land area of 350 hectares. Additionally, a fourth anomaly, named Ella’s Trend, represents a 12km long and up to 1km wide LCT trend encompassing the Fitzgerald target.
The company also notes surface mapping of the main lease central and southern leases indicates the presence of greenstone lithologies in an area previously interpreted to be predominantly granite, providing the company with potentially ‘significant’ lithium, gold, and nickel exposure in the Forrestania region.
Cavalier believes in turn that this will diversify and enrich the value of its tenement portfolio outside of the Leonora region.
With these new LCT pegmatites now mapped, Cavalier Resources announces it will now move forward with further detailed groundwork, review and planning to drill test these anomalous LCT bearing pegmatites.
Speaking on the discovery, Cavalier Resources Executive Technical Director Daniel Tuffin says: “The company is thrilled with these exciting results from our recent soils program at Ella’s Rock which reveal the presence of three significant Lithium-Caesium-Tantalum (LCT) bearing anomalous target areas (Hooper, Fitzgerald, and Baché) along with the impressive 12km long Ella’s Trend target.
Located south of the Wesfarmers Mt Holland high-grade lithium hydroxide project, it is important to note that these new LCT trends and targets remain untested by drilling, underscoring the significant untapped potential that lies within the Ella’s Rock project area.
“The company is thrilled with these exciting results from our recent soils program at Ella’s Rock…”
We are still in the early stages of exploration of the area, but the implications of these findings from the shallow soils program are highly promising. In light of these findings, the Company will now focus advancing our exploration efforts toward testing the potential for LCT bearing pegmatites in the region via further detailed groundwork, meticulous planning and acquisition of further permits to prepare for the crucial next step – drill testing these anomalous LCT bearing targets.”
Cavalier Resources is an ASX-listed company with interests in tenements across Western Australia, collectively known as the Leonora Gold, Hidden Jewel Gold, and Ella’s Rock Nickel-Gold projects.
The Ella’s Rock Project is located north of Forrestania Resources’ (ASX:FRS) lithium target corridor, and Wesfarmers’ (ASX:WES) Mt Holland ‘high-grade’ lithium hydroxide project.
Cavalier was the name given to a supporter of King Charles I in the English civil war.
Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au
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