Lord Resources (ASX:LRD) has uncovered 4 ‘high-priority’ lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) anomalies from regional-scale soil sampling at its Jingjing Project in Western Australia.
The company says its recently conducted soil sampling program over the project area identified these anomalies based on lithium assays alongside LCT pathfinder elements such as rubidium and caesium.
Lord is now planning to conduct a detailed evaluation of the dataset provided, including levelling the data to allow for variation in the regolith, as well as an infill soil sampling program of the ‘highest-priority’ ultrafine fraction (UFF) anomalies to support drill targeting.
The company reports that Anomaly 1 is the largest area of anomalism uncovered by the ultrafine sampling. The 1,600m-by-1,400m anomaly is defined by elevated lithium, with associated elevated rubidium and moderately elevated caesium.
Anomaly 2 is a 1,000m-by-400m anomaly in the northeast area of Jingjing, while Anomaly 3 is defined by a 400m-by-200m lithium anomaly with coincident rubidium anomalism and sits in the southwest of the project.
Meanwhile, Anomaly 4 represents an area of sub-cropping pegmatites that have previously returned elevated tantalum assays. Within the area is a coincident 800m-by-700m caesium and rubidium anomaly within the UFF soil samples.
Lord Resources Managing Director Barnaby Egerton-Warburton says the company is encouraged by these results.
“The newly identified LCT anomalism is a great step in the right direction in identifying potential mineralisation obscured undercover at the Jingjing Project, and the technical team will continue to investigate the source of these anomalies.”
“The newly identified LCT anomalism is a great step in the right direction in identifying potential mineralisation obscured undercover at the Jingjing Project”
Lord Resources is a diversified minerals explorer focused on its ‘highly prospective’ portfolio of projects in Western Australia. The Jingjing project lies 50km northeast of Norseman in Western Australia.
As of 30 September 2023, the company had $1.87 million cash at hand, according to its latest quarterly report.
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