Burley Minerals has commenced its maiden drilling program at the recently acquired Chubb Lithium project in the world-class lithium province of Quebec, Canada.

The initial ~5,000m diamond-core drilling program is designed to confirm the mineralisation location and strike direction, width, depth and the number of parallel dykes that could persist within the mineralised area, MD Wayne Richards said.

“The drilling program is designed to confirm, expand and extend spodumene lithium mineralisation, confirmed over the last two years of initial diamond core drilling,” he said.

The “Main” spodumene target consists of at least five parallel stacked lithium bearing spodumene dykes which remain open in both directions along strike and at depth. 

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Diafor Drilling Rig in Operation at Chubb Lithium Project Site Pic: Supplied.

Lithium producers among project neighbours

Notably, Burley Minerals’ (ASX:BUR) Quebec neighbours include major lithium projects like Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA) and Piedmont Lithium’s (ASX:PLL) North American Lithium (NAL) mines, operations, and Mineral Resources totalling 119Mt @1.1% Li2O – where first production was recently announced. 

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Location of the Chubb and Bouvier Lithium Projects and location respective of other significant lithium mines, concentrators, Infrastructure (road and rail) and ports. Pic: Supplied.

“With recent exploration success in Quebec by fellow ASX- listed lithium exploration and development companies in the James Bay region and the finalisation of commissioning at the Northern American Lithium (NAL) Project located 10 km directly NW of the Chubb Project tenements, we look forward to progressing this drilling campaign in this much sort-after area of lithium bearing spodumene pegmatites,” Richards said.

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First diamond core drill hole location – Chubb Lithium Project Site, Pic: Supplied.

The company has also signed metallurgical test work and core-cutting and analyses contracts with SGS Natural Resources and ALS Geochemistry – are currently awaiting the receipt of core samples.




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