High-grade intervals up to 2.9% Li20 continue to confirm the continuity and thickness of lithium mineralisation at Scorpion Minerals’ Youanmi project.

First assay results from Scorpion Minerals’ (ASX:SCN) recently completed reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at Youanmi has demonstrated significant high-grade lithium mineralisation hosted by shallow east dipping LCT pegmatites along 3km of strike and extending to a minimum of 175m below surface.

Assaying of drill samples was divided into two batches – the first comprising 406 samples and the second including 267 samples, which will be reported in the coming weeks.

Results from the first batch of samples returned assays from individual pegmatites, which are up to 1,000m long with surface exposures suggesting widths from 5m to 15m.

Standout intersections from the 17-hole program include 9m at 1.37% Li20 from 112m, 10m at 1.2% Li20 from 130m, 8m at 1.29% Li20 from 24m, and 6m at 1.31% Li20 from 44m.


Drilling towards mineral resource estimate

“We continue to be delighted by the consistent flow of high-grade lithium intersections from our Youanmi project,” SCN CEO Michael Fotios says.

“Our recent infill drilling continues to support our aim to establish an initial maiden resource at Youanmi, with further confirmation that mineralisation within the LCT pegmatites hangs together and remains open in all directions.

“Scorpion will push ahead with further drilling as we aim to further test and extend this mineralisation along strike and at depth.”


What’s next?

As the Youanmi project continues to shape, more drilling is planned to follow up on these existing targets and systematically test along the initial 1,000m of strike.



This article was developed in collaboration with Scorpion Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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