Results up to 4m at 2.06% Li2O from 145m have been received at the Charger Metals Medcalf prospect after drilling delineated a swarm of stacked spodumene-bearing pegmatites within a 100m wide corridor at the Lake Johnston project in WA.

The results are from a maiden reverse circulation drilling program completed at the project earlier this year, with other stand out hits including 6m at 1.56% Li20 from 19m and 5m at 1.41% Li20 from 83m.

Overall, spodumene mineralisation has been intersected along 700m of strike and 250m down dip, remaining open in all directions.

The pegmatites at Medcalf are members of the lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatite family (albite-spodumene type) and spodumene – the preferred mineral for the commercial production of lithium, which is one component of modern lithium batteries – has been logged in both the drill chips and in many outcrops.

The first of many prospective target areas

Charger Metals (ASX:CHR) managing director Aidan Platel says the high-grade lithium intersections correlate well with the logged-spodumene bearing pegmatite intersections.

“We look forward to modelling the results once they are all received in order to plan the next phase of drilling to test for extensions of the high-grade lithium mineralisation,” he explains.

“These exciting results from the first drill program at the first of many prospective target areas of the Lake Johnston project really highlight the potential for the project to host significant economic lithium mineralisation.”

What’s next?

Assays for the final eight drill holes are still pending, however results are expected in the coming weeks and preparations are already underway for a follow-up drill program to test for extensions to high-grade lithium mineralisation.

Upon receipt of the final assays, Charger will model the pegmatites in order to plan follow-up drilling to target extensions of the high-grade lithium mineralisation.




This article was developed in collaboration with Charger Metals (ASX:CHR), a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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