Errawarra strikes lithium JV in West Pilbara 

Errawarra Resources (ASX:ERW) will partner with Alien Metals (LSE:UFO) on the Pinderi Hills Project in an emerging lithium province in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Errawarra can earn up to 50% in the project, which the company says is considered prospective for lithium-bearing pegmatites and increases its landholding to 285km2, by spending up to $4 million in two stages. 

Executive Chairman Thomas Reddicliffe says the joint venture makes Errawarra one of the largest exploration companies by area in the newly developing world class lithium province.

“The Pinderi Hills Project was highly sort (sic) after and has potential to host lithium pegmatites and is located to the southwest of Azure’s lithium project at Andover. 

Having identified and confirmed a large pegmatite swarm on the tenements we will be moving quickly to determine the lithium potential of these pegmatites by way of systematic mapping and sampling and we would hope this will lead to drill testing of the pegmatites that prove to be fertile.”

Under the JV deal, Errawarra will make an initial $500,000 investment in Alien via a placement at the 10-day volume weighted average price prior to execution of the agreement.

The company can then earn a 25% stake by spending $1 million within two years and a final 25% by spending a further $2.5 million within three years of earning its initial interest. 

Errawarra now plans to mobilise its lithium exploration team to the Pinderi Hills location within the next few weeks to begin mapping and sampling of the pegmatite swarm.

The Pinderi Hills Project spans 175km2 and comprises both granted mining leases and exploration licences. 

Errawarra, which has a market cap of $3.6 million, is a battery metals-focused explorer with projects in Western Australia, including the Andover West Lithium Prospect located adjacent to Azure Minerals’ (ASX:AZS) Andover lithium deposit in the West Pilbara region and the Errabiddy gold-graphite-rare earths-lithium project in the Gascoyne region.

Write to Angela East at Mining.com.au

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