Kingsland eyes Lake Johnston drilling after new lithium discovery

Kingsland Minerals (ASX:KNG) has begun preparations for a drilling program at its Lake Johnston Lithium Project in Western Australia, following the discovery of a high-grade lithium soil anomaly.

The project covers more than 770km-square along the western fringes of the Lake Johnston Greenstone Belt, a known location for lithium-bearing pegmatites. 

According to Kingsland, the tenement package is now one of the largest tenement holdings in the Lake Johnston area. 

The recently discovered anomaly extends previously reported anomalies by roughly 10km to the south, bringing the total area covered to more than 50km-square.   

The anomaly remains open along strike and was flagged from ongoing sampling. It also demonstrates grades in excess of 200 parts per million (ppm) lithium oxide (Li2O) in areas up to 3km long and 400m wide.

Approvals for line clearing and aircore drilling have already been delivered. 

Meanwhile, Kingsland expects additional tenement applications along strike to be granted in the coming months.    

Kingsland Minerals Managing Director Richard Maddocks says: “These additional soil sampling results highlight the excellent lithium potential on our extensive tenement holding at Lake Johnston. We now have drilling approvals in place to test these anomalies in the coming months. 

“Once our recent tenement applications are granted, exploration will extend along strike to the north and south to fully test the lithium potential of this project.”

Kingsland Minerals is an explorer with assets in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. 

Its main focus is exploring and developing the Leliyn Graphite Project in the Northern Territory, which the company says is the largest graphite deposit with an inferred resource of 194.6 million tonnes at 7.3% total graphitic carbon containing 14.2 million tonnes of graphite. 

Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au

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