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Global Lithium has largest intercept of lithium bearing pegmatite in Manna Project’s history

Global Lithium Resources (ASX:GL1) announces that the reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Manna Lithium Project has returned the largest single intercept of a lithium bearing pegmatite in the project’s history.

The growing multi-asset Western Australian lithium company reports that in addition to this, further significant lithium assay results were returned which extend the northern strike by 220m from the existing assay results.

The RC drilling is currently focused to drill out this extended area so that results can be included in the updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE), which the Company plans to release in Q4 2022.

Ongoing ground mapping of the north/eastern extension target area at Manna has identified ‘large’ outcropping pegmatites 1,000m along strike from the current resource outline.

RC drilling assay results returned from Manna include the largest single interval to date

RC drilling assay results returned from Manna include the largest single interval to date with MRC0048 returning individual intercepts of 24m @ 1.03% Li2O from 159m, including 11m @ 1.37% Li2O from 164m, and 6m @ 1.27% Li2O from 177m.

An additional Program of Works (POW) has been submitted to the Mines Department to cover off the expanded exploration program.

Addressing the results, Global Lithium General Manager – Exploration Stuart Peterson commented: “The Manna project is continuing to impress with these exceptional results. The north/eastern extension of the deposit is proving to be very encouraging, and the RC drilling program has been targeted to drill this new area in time for inclusion in our updated MRE in Q4.

The diamond drilling program performed by Mt Magnet drilling has started night shift this week and is on target to finish the program in about 6 weeks. The core is currently being processed onsite and shipped to Perth ready for assay.

The diamond drilling program has been designed to test the extension of the LCT pegmatites at depth as well as providing representative core for the upcoming metallurgical test work and feasibility studies.”

The Manna Lithium Project hosts a maiden Inferred Mineral Resource of 9.9Mt @ 1.14% Li2O (100% basis).

The company anticipates releasing the update MRE following the completion of the drilling program as well as additional metallurgical test work in Q4 2022.

Global Lithium is focused mining exploration company with multiple assets in key lithium branded jurisdictions with a primary focus on the 100%-owned Marble Bar Lithium Project (MBLP) in the Pilbara region and the 80%-interest in the Manna Lithium Project in the Goldfields, Western Australia.

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