Africa-focussed explorer Force Commodities (ASX:4CE) has received assay results from its initial phase of drilling at its Kanuka lithium project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, revealing a widespread deposit available from surface.
The Kanuka lithium project – which is a joint venture between Force and Congolese tin and tantalum miner MMR – finds itself amongst good company, located just 5km from AVZ Mineral’s major Manono-Kitotolo lithium deposit.
It is also 20km from the prospective Kitotolo-Katamba lithium project.
Force is hoping to make a name for itself amongst its peers, conducting 2,733m of drilling during phase 1 of its exploration.
Top results included a sizable 23m at 0.89% lithium oxide from 34 metres. This hole also featured 3m at 1.82% lithium oxide.
Other notable results include 3m at 1.10% lithium oxide from just 1m, demonstrating the mine’s potential as a from-surface operation.
The company’s Kalombo Mushwima prospect is shining particularly bright in the wake of its aggressive prospecting with a number of high-grade hits unveiled at shallow depths.
Force has signified its intention to follow up its phase-1 exploration with further RC drilling, targeting depth extensions and further step outs along strike.
The company is also proposing a diamond drilling campaign at the Kalombo Mushwima prospect.