With feasibility studies now underway at its Hombre Muerto West lithium brine project in Argentina, Galan has turned its attention to the Greenbushes South project in WA.

The recently completed geochemical survey returned elevated levels of pathfinder minerals such as arsenic and antimony near the trace of the mineralising Donnybrook-Bridgetown Shear Zone (DBSZ).

When combined with historical data in the area, Galan Lithium (ASX:GLN) said the survey indicates strong potential for pegmatite targets within its pending applications to the north.

Data from a recently completed 7,622km airborne geophysical survey campaign is also being processed with the company expecting the findings to improve targeting of the DBSZ and target generation to help identify lithium-bearing pegmatites.

“We are excited with the prospectivity at our Greenbushes South Lithium project and are encouraged with the new soil sample results that continue to indicate the tracing elements that are found within the Donnybrook sheer zone,” managing director Juan Pablo Vargas de la Vega said.

“We believe these may well host lithium pegmatites the same as in the Greenbushes mine bordering to the north of our tenements.”

Vargas de la Vega said Galan is looking forward to further strengthening its geological data and knowledge within its tenements as soon as the report is completed.

“The results will formulate our next exploration phase when we will be able to generate and prioritise specific exploration targets in the area,” he added.

Greenbushes, which is jointly owned by Tianqi Lithium and Albermarle Corporation, is the world’s largest hard-rock lithium mine.

Conservation plan

The company has also submitted the final revision of its Conservation Management Plan for its planned exploration activities on the pending applications E70/4889, P70/1702 and P70/1703.

This outlines the proposed exploration and prospecting activities, management, and communications for work within the Hester State Forest / Proposed Nature Reserve.

It has also submitted a new CMP for its wholly-owned pending tenement E70/4629 in the Donnelly State Forest that has seen previous exploration for pegmatite-derived mineralisation, notably tin and tantalum, since the early 1900s.

A re-interpretation of historical geophysical data acquired by Galan indicates that the DBSZ extends into E70/4629 and may be responsible for the emplacement of pegmatites.




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