Tyranna Resources (ASX:TYX) is conducting additional field work in preparation for a fresh drilling campaign after discovering ‘exciting’ new lithium mineralisation at its Namibe Lithium Project in Angola.
The company is building additional access tracks, improving existing tracks, and preparing drill-pads while optimising the efficiency of the proposed drilling program by establishing a camp within the project and securing local skills personnel..
Tyranna’s proposed drilling program is set to begin in August 2023 following the completion of a helicopter-assisted reconnaissance of the project’s remote pegmatites, which is scheduled to begin in June.
The work will focus on 3 main areas, including at least 200 pegmatites in Area A that have never been investigated before, including some ‘very large’ pegmatites within the area.
Tyranna’s decision to undertake this additional field work follows the discovery of 4 new lithium prospects after examining 34 pegmatites by previous explorers. Additionally, a total of 18 samples were collected from 2 other pegmatites, and assay results are expected in June.
Commenting on this new discovery, Tyranna Resources Technical Director Peter Spitalny says: “The discovery of lithium mineralisation in pegmatites located in distal unexplored parts of the project was predicted and supports Tyranna’s interpretation of the nature of Giraul Pegmatite Field.
It also confirms that lithium pegmatites are widespread and not restricted to those areas that have seen historical activity, implying that many more are likely to be discovered as exploration continues.
“It also confirms that lithium pegmatites are widespread and not restricted to those areas that have seen historical activity, implying that many more are likely to be discovered as exploration continues”
We are particularly excited by the discovery of the lithium pegmatite 350m southeast of the Muvero prospect, supporting the interpretation that the scale of lithium mineralisation at Muvero is substantial and the prospect has the potential to be economically significant.”
Tyranna says it discovered the lithium pegmatites in the south and southeast of the project, and they extend the known occurrences of lithium pegmatite more than 5km south of previously known southern limits and more than 5km east of previously known eastern limits — doubling the size of the area containing lithium occurrences.
The Muvero prospect consists of a prominent hill covered by numerous pegmatite outcrops interpreted as being the surface of exposure of a single, ‘large’ pegmatite that is mostly concealed within the hill.
Additionally, the pegmatites have not been examined by anyone prior to Tyranna, but their proximity to the Muvero prospect suggests they may be related and may be similarly lithium-rich.
Tyranna Resources is an ASX-listed resources and exploration company primarily focused on lithium exploration in Angola, Africa. The company’s portfolio of assets includes the Nambie Lithium Project in Angola, along with the Dragon and Knight, Weebo Gold, and Pacific Express Nickel projects in Australia.
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