Kalamazoo Resources Limited (ASX:KZR) has announced that recent studies and a field reconnaissance exercise have identified ‘significant’ pegmatite-hosted lithium mineralisation potential at its fully-owned gold and base metals DOM’s Hill Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
- Lithium mineralisation potential of the DOM’s Hill Project was initially highlighted during a recent project technical review.
- Lithium prospectivity of the project has now been supported by field reconnaissance that identified the presence of sparsely outcropping pegmatites, located within the targeted granite-greenstone contact zone.
- Rock chip samples collected from these outcropping pegmatite samples will soon be submitted for laboratory assay analysis.
- Kalamazoo now considers the DOM’s Hill Project area to be highly prospective for rare-element granitic pegmatites of the Lithium-Caesium-Tantalum (LCT) geochemical group.
- The East Pilbara region hosts two of the world’s largest pegmatite-hosted lithium mines at Pilgangoora (Pilbara Minerals Ltd) and Wodgina (Mineral Resources Ltd). The project contains a similar geological setting and target host rocks strongly analogous to the two deposits.
- Kalamazoo has initiated a focused exploration program including first-pass soil sample analyses and further field exploration reconnaissance activities to fast-track to a drill-ready status.
DOM’s Hill project
The DOM’s Hill Project, located in East Pilbara is approximately 122km² in size and consists of four granted exploration licences along with three exploration licence applications.
The project covers highly prospective Archaean granite-greenstone terrane as shared by the nearby Pilgangoora and Wodgina lithium deposits. The DOM’s Hill Project includes >25km strike extent of prospective 1-10km wide Archaean granite-greenstone contact zone, otherwise known as the “Goldilocks Zone” which is highly prospective for pegmatite-hosted lithium mineralisation.
Lithium mineralisation potential identified
The Lithium mineralisation potential of the DOM’s Hill Project was initially highlighted during a recent project technical review completed by Dr. Nigel Brand, a noted WA-based lithium geochemistry expert.
Consequently, a field reconnaissance exercise was completed in early July 2021 at DOM’s Hill by experienced WA-based lithium geologist Brian Richardson. The results supported lithium prospectivity of the project.
Kalamazoo reports that it will focus on advancing towards drill-ready status at DOM’s Hill. Work includes:
- Re-assaying 732 ultrafine soil sample pulps from E45/5146 for lithium and associated pathfinder elements.
- Locating historical soil sample pulps for potential re-assaying.
- Conducting new soil sampling programs across the interpreted Goldilocks Target Zone, which may involve the use of auger drilling in areas of thin cover.
- Further field reconnaissance and mapping campaigns.
“Located within the sweet spot of one of the world’s major hard-rock lithium regions”
Kalamazoo Director Paul Adams said: “The identification of lithium potential at the DOM’s Hill Project is a fantastic development for Kalamazoo, particularly as interest in lithium is at a heightened level due to strong long-range forecasts for lithium demand and price.
Located within the sweet spot of one of the world’s major hard-rock lithium regions, our DOM’s Hill Project is 65km to the east of Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora Lithium Mine and Mineral Resources’ Wodgina Lithium Mine and given the identification of its lithium potential, now demands a very focused exploration program.
A well-designed lithium exploration program at DOM’s Hill is now a key focus for the Company and is a terrific addition to our current exploration and development activities at our major Victorian and Western Australian gold projects.”
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