Lightning Minerals’ reins in Dundas aircore drilling

Lightning Minerals (ASX:L1M) has completed an aircore drilling program at its Dundas Project in Western Australia. 

The company drilled 96 aircore (AC) holes for 3,820m to test the lithium, caesium, and rubidium geochemical in soil anomalism uncovered at surface by infill soil programs completed in late 2023. 

Lightning Minerals Managing Director Alex Biggs says completing drilling is another ‘important’ incremental step in identifying the mineralisation potential of previously uncovered lithium in-soil anomalies. 

“We have expedited this campaign efficiently and cost-effectively to allow us the best opportunity to continue to identify drill targets for future campaigns.”

Samples are enroute to the laboratory, with assay results expected to be returned within 6 to 8 weeks. 

Lightning Minerals says logistics are currently being arranged to facilitate an infill soil sampling campaign on tenement E63/2028.

A review of previous soil geochemistry results in E63/2028 warrants a follow-up program, according to Lightning, to further test the thin/stripped saprolite profile present.

The company says it is anticipated that the program could be undertaken as early as March 2024 dependent on permitting. 

Lightning is currently finalising an infill soil sampling program to follow-up on previous results at the Dundas North Project. 

The Dundas Project lies near Norseman in Western Australia and covers a 454km-square area. 

Lightning Minerals is a critical minerals-focused explorer with assets across Western Australia and Canada. The company’s project’s are prospective for lithium, base metals, and critical minerals. 

As of 31 December 2023, the company had $2.57 million cash at hand, according to its latest quarterly report.

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au   

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