Pilbara focussed lithium explorer, Global Lithium Resources Limited (ASX: GL1) is celebrating its successful ASX-listing and the start-up of RC drilling at its wholly owned Marble Bar Lithium Project (MBLP).
Managing Director, Jamie Wright, said the company has hit the groundrunning at the Marble Bar Lithium Project with exploration underway at Archer as the company lists on the ASX.
Our strategic partner for geology, Resource Potentials, and drilling company Profile Drilling are on site and the RC program is well underway. Both groups have been part of our previous exploration programs and as such, know the ground well,” Mr Wright said.
“We will continue to push ahead with our aggressive exploration strategy at the MBLP and look forward to updating shareholders on our progress.”
The company’s exploration programme includes 4,000m of RC drilling which includes:
- In-fill RC drilling to better understand the distribution of lithium mineralisation at the Archer Deposit.
- Undertaking step-out RC drilling where the Archer Deposit may extend along strike and at depth, as well drill testing target areas in the Brockman Zone that have been cleared for land access.
- Collecting diamond core for metallurgical and geotechnical test work, and twinning RC holes.
- Completing detailed geological mapping and desktop studies over areas surrounding the Archer Deposit and Brockman Zone to improve the company’s understanding on controls for spodumene pegmatite mineralisation and target new areas for drill testing.
- Carrying out follow up field work and obtain land access approvals for the next drilling programme currently proposed for the second half 2021.
Previous RC drilling programs by the company have discovered and grown the Archer Deposit, with previous intersections including:
- 16m @ 1.4% Li2O from 37m;
- 14m @ 1.5% Li2O from 64m;
- 19m @ 1.2% Li2O from 22m; and
- 15m @ 1.3% Li2O from 30m.
The company intends to twin one or more of these mineralised intersections with diamond core drilling, and any new significant mineralised zones encountered during the current RC drilling programme, as part of its Q3 exploration and resource definition drilling programme.
Assay information from twinned holes will be used to assess the continuity of mineralisation and repeatability of sampling and assaying methods, and core samples will also undergo metallurgical and geotechnical test work.