Sayona testing Tabba Tabba targets of anomalous geochemistry areas

North American lithium producer Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA) has launched RC drilling at its 100% owned Tabba Tabba Lithium Project in Western Australia.

Previous aircore drilling has identified high potential pegmatite systems.

Sayona says a recently completed gravity survey has helped focus deeper RC drilling over two areas along a 7.5km prospective corridor.

The northern area is located immediately south of the historic Tabba Tabba tantalum mine, where recent exploration by Wildcat Resources (ASX:WC8) has identified encouraging lithium mineralisation including the Leia and Luke Pegmatites.

The initial 2,000-plus metre RC drilling program consists of 14 holes with nine located in the North Area immediately south of Wildcat Resources’ tenements and a further five holes located at the Roadside prospect some 4.5km south and along strike.

Further drilling will be conducted throughout 2024 as geological information is built up over the area, largely under thin colluvial cover.

Sayona has secured a co-funding grant for drilling at Tabba Tabba under Round 29 of the Western Australian Governments Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS). The grant of up to $180,000 will help fund innovative exploration drilling in the search for flat lying spodumene pegmatite systems within the Tabba Tabba lease.

Sayona Director and interim CEO James Brown says the “highly prospective” Tabba Tabba lease has known lithium mineralisation in close proximity and along strike.

“Previous soil sampling and air core drilling identified areas of anomalous geochemistry that have been confirmed to also contain gravity features of significance. We now intend to test these targets with RC and possibly diamond drilling as supported by results,” Brown says.

“We are highly committed to our wholly owned Western Australian lithium assets and intend to continue an active exploration program over the 2024 field season.”

Write to Adam Orlando at Mining.com.au

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