Firetail Li project WA

Firetail confirms fertile system for lithium-bearing pegmatites at Yalgoo Project, WA

Firetail Resources (ASX:FTL) reports that lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) mineralisation has been confirmed at its Yalgoo Lithium Project in Western Australia.

A detailed mapping campaign recently completed has been successful in identifying and further extending known pegmatite occurrences at the Project. Litho-structural observations have identified multiple orientations of pegmatite bodies, which provide further support to the company’s view that the Yalgoo Project has the potential to host significant LCT pegmatites.

The battery minerals explorer notes that mapping and rock chip results up to 1.35% Li2O, 732ppm Cs, and 61ppm Ta have been received, and the geochemical signature suggests potential for further mineralised LCT-bearing pegmatites within close proximity to recently returned sample results.

The company also reports that assays pending for campaigns completed at Yalgoo including comprehensive surface soil geochemical sampling program and a second detailed mapping and rock chip sampling campaign.

Addressing the results, Firetail Executive Chairman, Brett Grosvenor, commented: “The Firetail team is encouraged by recent mapping observations and geochemical analysis of rock chip results from the first mapping campaign for the Yalgoo Lithium Project.

“Mapping has demonstrated the presence of multiple generations of pegmatites”

Mapping has demonstrated the presence of multiple generations of pegmatites, with larger pegmatite bodies interpreted as blow-outs related to structural intersections, which appear to be coincident with previously identified lithium shows.

We are starting to get a much better understanding of the distribution and controls on pegmatites, with further mapping and geochemical surveys set to unveil the real potential of the project.”

In the coming months, a Yalgoo Heritage Survey is set to be completed prior to drilling, scheduled for early September.

A Yalgoo maiden reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign is also planned to test high priority LCT targets, which is scheduled to commence mid to late September.

Firetail has a project portfolio with exposure to multiple battery mineral commodities at its well-located Western Australian and Queensland projects.

The projects range from early exploration stage at the Paterson and Yalgoo-Dalgaranga Projects through to advanced exploration-early resource stage at the Mt Slopeaway Project.

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Written By Adam Orlando
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