Perth-based lithium exploration and development company Winsome Resources (ASX:WR1) reports that it has encountered ‘strong’ Li2O mineralisation at the Adina Lithium Project in Quebec, Canada.
The company says results have been generated from 6 holes drilled at the western margin of the Adina Main Zone between October and November 2022, with new results including: AD-22-001 with 4.1m @ 4.19% Li2O from 73.1m; AD-22-005A with 13.9m @ 2.04% Li2O from 4.6m; and AD-22-007 with 7m @ 2.72% Li2O from 98.6m.
Speaking on the new assays, Winsome Resources Managing Director Chris Evans said: “These results are just as impressive as our initial assays from drillhole AD-22-005 and confirm the high-grade nature of the lithium mineralisation at the Adina Main Zone.
“These results are just as impressive as our initial assays from drillhole AD-22-005″
They also give us encouragement for the numerous other intersections which are currently being logged, sampled, assayed, and interpreted. The progress since we made the Jamar Discovery in September is remarkable and we continue to rapidly progress an intensive drill program at Adina with the recent backing of capital markets.
We look forward to further results delineating the high-grade zones of lithium mineralisation at Adina as well as building up the geological interpretation with the aim of starting resource estimation work later in the year.”
Winsome reports over 6,400m have been drilled in 32 holes at the Adina Main Zone, which has defined a ‘substantial’ continuous pegmatite body over a strike length of over 600m, and to depths of 200m from surface.
A further potential strike extension of the pegmatite body to a total of 1,600m has been interpreted based on recent drilling results and geophysical surveys, with drilling scheduled to verify this interpretation in coming months.
Winsome also reports mineralisation remains open to the west and down-dip from these results. Assays for a further 26 drillholes along strike to the east are currently pending, many of which intersected thick zones of spodumene-bearing pegmatites. Mineralisation intersected in AD-22-008 indicated the potential for ‘fingering’ of the dykes near surface.
The company says the new assay results highlight the zonation of ‘high-grade’ mineralisation within the pegmatite body with ‘highest’ grades of lithium mineralisation seeming to occur at the top and base of the body, closest to the contact with the regional amphibolites.
Detailed lithogeochemical data will be used to try and map the different zones to aid interpretation and targeting of the ‘high-grade’ zones in future drilling.
Winsome also reports a helicopter supported drilling program at Adina has been extended to more than 20,000m, while 2 rigs are currently implementing the expanded drilling and resource definition program.
Winsome Resources is a Perth-based lithium exploration and development company focused on its projects in Quebec Canada. These include the wholly owned Cancet, Adina, and Sirmac-Clappier projects, as well as an exclusive option to acquire and explore 669 claims totalling 385km-square in Decelles, and a further 259 claims totalling 149km-square at Mazerac.