Kalamazoo Resources (ASX: KZR) has announced the presence of additional visible lithium-mineralised pegmatite outcrops following early-stage field reconnaissance activities at its Marble Bar Lithium Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Assay results on rock chip samples have returned up to 1.6% Li2O and 372ppm tantalum, with lithium-mineralised pegmatite dykes trending into the new-granted adjacent E45/5970 tenement.
The company notes that this result ‘significantly’ extends known mineralised pegmatite dykes which are associated with the largest pXRF Li Index soil geochemistry anomaly to over 2km².
Speaking on the results, Kalamazoo Chairman and CEO Luke Reinehr said: “The ongoing fieldwork at Marble Bar is delivering excellent results with the identification of multiple pegmatite dykes containing visible lithium mineralisation and rock chip assay results up to 1.6% Li2O and 372ppm Ta. These discoveries are lining up well with our pXRF soil anomalies, and we are pleased to see the pegmatite dykes extending into our newly granted tenement E45/5970. We consider the potential for LCT pegmatite mineralisation in the immediate area is veyr high, which is supported by Global Lithium’s nearby Archer deposit (10.5Mt @ 1.0% Li2O) to the north.
“These discoveries are lining up well with our pXRF soil anomalies, and we are pleased to see the pegmatite dykes extending into our newly granted tenement E45/5970”
The grant of two additional tenements at Marble Bar and DOM’s Hill further expands our lithium exploration tenure in the immediate area, which are now the subject of additional soil sampling and exploration activity in conjunction with out JV exploration partner SQM. We are anticipating the commencement of drilling across both projects towards the end of June 2022.”
The company also notes that it has completed regional soil geochemistry work across its E45/5970 and E45/5943 tenements (the Marble Bar and DOM’s Hill Lithium Projects), which form part of its exploration joint venture with major Chilean lithium producer SQM.
The 125km² Marble Bar Lithium and Gold Project is situated approximately 25km south of Global Lithium Resources’ (ASX: GL1) Archer Lithium Deposit which hosts an inferred resource of 10.5Mt @ 1.0% Li2O.
Moving forward, Kalamazoo reports that it commenced an initial regional soil sampling program across its nearby 100%-owned Pear Creek Lithium Project, and is preparing for drill programs at Marble Bar and DOM’s Hill scheduled later in the June 2022 quarter.
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