Growing multi-asset West Australian lithium company Global Lithium Resources Limited’s (ASX: GL1), contractor for the planned DD drilling programme at the Manna Lithium Project located 100km east of Kalgoorlie, Mt Magnet, has mobilised to site to commence work.
Earlier this year, experienced contractor Mt Magnet Drilling was appointed to undertake the Diamond drilling programme which will initially comprise 4,000m of HQ core.
Mt Magnet Drilling is a Western Australian-based drilling services company which specialises in DD mineral exploration drilling.
The company has expanded the mobile camp at Manna to house the Geology team and both drilling contractors on site. Mt Magnet is scheduled to commence coring next week.
The mobilisation of Mt Magnet to Manna follows the commencement of the initial 20,000m RC drilling programme at the project by contractor Profile Drilling Services in May 2022.
The Manna Lithium Project hosts a maiden Inferred Mineral Resource of 9.9Mt @ 1.14% Li2O (100% basis).
The company anticipates a Mineral Resource update to follow the drilling programme along with additional metallurgical test work in Q4 2022,” Global Lithium Head of Geology, Stuart Peterson, said.
“The addition of the Mt Magnet diamond drilling crew to the Manna Lithium Project will enable the Pegmatites to be targeted to a depth that has never been reached before at this project.
“The drilling information we gain from this programme will enable the company to look to expand the current lithium resource for the project and provide material for further metallurgical test work.
“Mt Magnet is a highly experienced drilling contractor that I have worked with before in large-scale resource drilling programs and I am confident they will deliver this programme on budget and schedule. We look forward to updating the market and shareholders of progress at Manna during drilling and then later as the initial results from this program become available.”