Liontown high-grade lithium hit
EXPLORER Liontown Resources has recorded further zones of shallow, high-grade lithium mineralisation in the final batch of assays from an RC drilling campaign at its Kathleen Valley lithium project, 680km north-east of Perth, WA.
Liontown’s second round of drilling at the project covered 3000m to test along the strike identified in the maiden drilling program, returning thick zones grading at more than 2 per cent lithium oxide (Li2O).
The latest assays include all the holes drilled into the Kathleen’s Corner prospect – located immediately north-east of the company’s Mt Mann prospect.
In contrast to Mt Mann, the mineralisation at Kathleen’s Corner is hosted by multiple stacked, flat-to-shallowly south-west dipping pegmatites.
The mineralised trend was intersected over more than 500m strike including to the north, where it is obscured by shallow transported cover.
Liontown said planning was underway for in-fill and extensional drilling over both prospects, including diamond core holes, and is scheduled to re-commence as soon as the current drilling program is completed at Buldania, the company’s second highly prospective lithium project in WA.
Liontown managing director David Richards said the latest results provided further evidence of the growing resource potential of Kathleen Valley as a high-grade lithium project.
“The presence of shallow pegmatites with a relatively flat-lying geometry at Kathleen’s Corner is very encouraging and the company looks forward to moving ahead with our next phase of drilling at the project,” Mr Richards said.
Kathleen Valley is emerging as a highly prospective lithium deposit.