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Global Lithium Resources receives further ‘encouraging’ results at Manna Project, WA

Global Lithium Resources (ASX:GL1) has reported further ‘significant’ lithium bearing pegmatites from the current diamond drilling (DD) program at the Manna Lithium Project, located 100km east of Kalgoorlie.

The multi-asset West Australian lithium company reports the DD campaign is showing that the Manna Lithium bearing pegmatites extend up to 150m down dip past the current resource outline, with even deeper DD planned to test the extent of the known deposit at depth.

The initial 4,000m DD program commenced on schedule in June and is being undertaken by drilling contractor Mt Magnet Drilling.

RC assay from multiple +10m intercepts in drillhole MRC0040 returned individual intercepts of:

  • 10m @ 1.21% Li2O from 50m
  • 12m @ 1.71% Li2O from 75m
  • 11m @ 1.31% Li2O from 225m
  • 6m @ 1.26% Li2O from 251m

Addressing the results, Global Lithium Head of Geology Stuart Peterson said: “It’s very encouraging to see these great results at such an early stage of the drilling program and they further cement the company’s decision to acquire an 80% interest in the Manna Lithium Project.

“It’s very encouraging to see these great results at such an early stage of the drilling program”

The addition of the double shift for the Mt Magnet diamond drilling crew will speed up the flow of results from this program and enable early planning for the upcoming metallurgical test work.

Further deeper diamond drilling will allow the lithium bearing pegmatites to be targeted to a depth that has never been reached before at Manna, and potentially add critical mass to the size of the deposit which is due to be updated later this year.”

The RC drilling program’s standout result was from a single hole drilled within the known resource returning multiple wide LCT pegmatite intercepts of greater than 10m, further confirming the potential of the Manna lithium deposit.

The RC program has been busy drilling the diamond pre-collar holes before continuing to target the pegmatite along strike in both directions to test the extent of the known resource.

Global Lithium is expecting the DD crew to start a double shift roster in the next 10 days, further  accelerating the results from the drilling program.

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

The company anticipates a Mineral Resource update to follow the drilling program along with additional metallurgical test work in Q4 2022.

Global Lithium has now defined a total Inferred Mineral Resource of 18.4Mt @ 1.06% Li2O at its MBLP and Manna Lithium projects, confirming Global Lithium as a new lithium player in Western Australia, on which it will progress exploration during 2022.

Images: Global Lithium Resources Ltd
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Written By Adam Orlando
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