Galan has kicked off a much anticipated drilling program to determine if its Greenbushes South project hosts an extension of the geological structure associated with the giant Greenbushes lithium mine.

The maiden 2,500m diamond drill program will test targets identified from soil sampling and ground geophysics at the project, which is just 3km south of the world’s largest hard rock lithium mine.

While drilling has only just gotten underway, Galan Lithium’s (ASX:GLN) on site team has already noted multiple minerals associated with lithium-bearing pegmatites close to the surface.

Along with the project’s proximity to the mine and the mineralising Donny-Brook Bridgetown Shear Zone, the presence of the minerals is considered to be very encouraging.

Greenbushes South and upcoming work

Pegmatite associated with spodumene bearing rocks have already been defined at Greenbushes South, which was acquired both to diversify the company’s lithium portfolio and to place itself squarely in line to make a follow up discovery in the underexplored region 250km south of Perth.

The current five-hole program will test three interpreted pegmatite targets on E70/4790 at Fry’s Block, which are thought to be part of a more extensive, interfingering geologic system.

Galan is also planning to carry out field mapping and soil sampling over four large target areas which demonstrate strong prospectivity for blind lithium pegmatites at the Kirup project to the north of the Greenbushes mine.




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