Green Tech Root Li project

Green Technology Metals preparing to drill at Root Lithium Project in Canada

Green Technology Metals (ASX:GT1) reports all exploration agreements and permits have been approved and site activities at the Root Project in Northwest Ontario, Canada have started in preparation for drilling.

G4 drilling has already mobilised one diamond rig to site, and another rig is set to follow once the camp is operational.

The company reports drilling is planned to ramp-up from single shift to double shift. The initial 24,000m program has been based on two diamond rigs, double-shifting, to deliver a target combined monthly drilling rate of 3,000m.

The exploration target Root is based on historical mapping, sampling, and drilling across the McCombe and Morrison pegmatite systems and is 20-24Mt @ 0.8 to 1.5% Li2O.

Commenting on the works, Green Technology Chief Executive Officer Luke Cox said: “The Root area hosts numerous LCT pegmatites which were originally discovered in 1953 and confirmed with shallow drilling and assaying. All pegmatites were left open along strike and down dip.

“The Root area hosts numerous LCT pegmatites which were originally discovered in 1953”

In 2016, Ardiden completed a short drill campaign targeting the McCombe pegmatites on the western side of Root.

Returned intercepts confirmed high lithium grades and mineralised continuity down-dip, including 67m @ 1.75 Li2O.

The focus of our initial 24,000m drilling program at Root is twofold: rapid delineation of an initial Mineral Resource estimate plus stepping out from the known pegmatites to test new, high prospectivity targets.

We look forward to working with our local partners to accelerate the advancement of the Root Project over the coming months.”

Green Technology reports the potential quantity and grade of the exploration target is conceptual in nature. There has been insufficient exploration to estimate a Mineral Resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the estimation of a Mineral Resource.

Root is located about 200km west-north-west of GT1’s flagship Seymour Project. Drilling of Seymour is set to continue in parallel with the commencement of drilling at Root.

GT1 is a North American focussed lithium exploration and development business. The company’s Ontario Lithium Projects comprise ‘high-grade’, hard rock spodumene assets (Seymour, Root and Wisa) and lithium exploration claims (Allison and Solstice) located on ‘highly prospective’ Archean Greenstone tenure in north-west Ontario, Canada.

All sites are proximate to existing infrastructure (including hydro power generation  and transmission facilities), readily accessible by road, and with nearby rail delivering transport optionality.

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