• Leeuwin receives assays from recent sampling on three historic drill holes at Cross Lake
  • Results delineate a significant pegmatite swarm, currently defined by historical drilling within a 6km prospective corridor
  • The company has submitted a drill application for an initial 10,000m to be undertaken in the first half of ’24


Special Report: A further three holes have returned significant widths of high-grade lithium mineralisation at the Cross Lake project in Manitoba, Canada, confirming the project as an emerging lithium opportunity.

Leeuwin Metals’ (ASX:LM1) Cross Lake project represents a large-scale opportunity, featuring mapped pegmatite swarms extending over 6km of strike.

To date, this vast region has remained largely unexplored despite its lithium potential.

So far in its exploration endeavours, LM1 has found promising indications of a mineralised system through the discovery of multiple spodumene bearing occurrences during the re-sampling of historic drill holes and channel sampling.

Spodumene, a mineral which grades ~6% lithium, is the holy grail for hard rock explorers.

Exploration has also uncovered pegmatites over a 4.7km trend at the Spodumene Island and Metis Island prospect areas, enhancing the project’s value and making it a top priority heading into 2024.


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Current results and previously released results of historical drill holes. Pic via Leeuwin Metals


Drilling returns lithium in all holes

Assays have been received from recent sampling of three historic drill holes at Cross Lake.

A total of nine holes have been assayed, all of which have shown significant widths and grades of lithium mineralisation.

These latest results indicate that the system remains open in all directions, even with the limited drill testing that has occurred.

Multiple, shallow intersections of spodumene bearing pegmatites include:

  • 24.96m at 1.09% Li2O from 6m and 9.79m at 1.18% Li2O from 75.55m in hole XL-17;
  • 7.21m at 1.94% Li2O from 19m in hole XL-19; and
  • 4.73m at 1.78% Li2O from 45.27m in hole XL-4.


Well-placed for next phase of exploration in 2024

“Building on our successful re-assay of historical drill holes for lithium, today’s findings reinforce the presence of high-grade lithium and contribute to the substantial scale and potential of Cross Lake,” LM1 managing director Christopher Piggott says.

“Geographically, Manitoba is centrally located in North America, providing significant benefits to the project, this includes its close proximity to major railway, hydro power, and year-round road access.

“Leeuwin is well-capitalised to advance into the next phase of exploration, and the company looks forward to providing regular updates to the market as we advance our activities.”


What else is coming up?

With the completion of 2023 field work and the receipt of all remaining drill assays, LM1 is aiming to complete a maiden drill program at the project in the first half of 2024.

A drill permit application has been submitted to the Permitting Offices of the Manitoba Department of Economic Development, Investment and Trade for an initial 10,000m of drilling.



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


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