Cazaly confirms ‘large’ lithium anomaly at Kaoko Project, Namibia

Cazaly confirms ‘large’ lithium anomaly at Kaoko Project, Namibia

Cazaly Resources (ASX:CAZ) has confirmed the existence of a contiguous stratiform lithium anomaly following a surface sampling program at its Kaoko Lithium Project in Namibia, southwest Africa.

The company says infill surface sampling was undertaken to better define and confirm the ‘large’ 12km by 10km lithium in soil anomaly at the Ohevanga prospect, and has confirmed previous findings, as well as demonstrate that elevated lithium values are contiguous between the initial 1km spaced lines.

Cazaly notes the most anomalous lithium assays to date (110ppm Li) display that the distribution of mineralisation is aligned with specific geological sedimentary units, indicating that the mineralisation is stratigraphically controlled.

Map displaying infill surface sampling at the Koako Project
Map displaying infill surface sampling at the Koako Project. Image: Cazaly Resources Limited

Additionally, the continuity of lithium anomalism between the original 1km surface samples provides ‘strong’ encouragement that elevated lithium will be contiguous across the entire 12km strike length of the initially defined anomaly.

Follow-up exploration is currently being planned following completion of a recent field visit which was conducted to assess the geochemical anomalies. This field visit indicated that lithium is most elevated within a package of cherty sediments and fine grained dolostones with minor black shales.

The company also notes it has begun discussions with key stakeholders, including newly appointed Government officials, and local landowners regarding a new exploration licence application for rare earth elements (REEs) at its neighbouring Abenab North REE Project.

Cazaly states it has engaged the services of Alliance Environmental Consultancy to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) covering all proposed activities that are expected to be conducted within the licence area.

These activities include surface sampling, geophysical surveys, and drilling, with completion of the approvals necessary to undertake the activities expected to be completed during the next quarter.

With follow-up work being planned, and discussions with key stakeholders still ongoing, Cazaly Resources announces it has registered the Abenab project with the Department of Environmental Affairs, and that it will undertake an independent heritage impact study.

Final compilation of the EIA and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) will be submitted to both the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), and the Ministry of Environmental Forestry and Tourism.

Cazaly Resources is a diversified mineral exploration company listed on the ASX and headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. The company currently holds a ‘diverse’ portfolio of projects scattered across Western Australia and Namibia.

Both of the company’s Kaoko and Abenab North projects are situated in northern Namibia, with Kaoko being located about 800km by road from the capital of Windhoek and about 750km from the port of Walvis Bay, while the Abenab project is located further to the northwest near the township of Opuwo.

Other projects that comprise the company’s exploration arsenal include the Ashburton, Halls Creek, Vanrock Polymetallic, Yabby Gold, McKenzie Spring Nickel-Graphite, and Mt Venn Gold projects.

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