• Lord Resources completes regional-scale first pass soil sampling at its Jingjing lithium project in WA
  • Sampling marks the first systematic exploration for lithium within project area
  • Generated dataset will be used to guide ongoing exploration at Jingjing
  • Infill soil sampling, field reconnaissance and geological mapping to be carried out


Lord Resources has completed first pass soil sampling at its recently acquired Jingjing lithium project within the Eastern Goldfields province of WA’s highly prospective Yilgarn Craton.

The company acquired Jingjing, which consists of two separate tenements, in May this year after noting that its geological setting is right within the “Goldilocks Zone” for lithium-caesium-tantalum deposits – greenstone lithologies within 5km of granitic intrusions.Subcropping pegmatites with elevated tantalum in rock chip samples and elemental ratios considered prospective for LCT-type pegmatites have also been observed at the project.

Adding further interest for Lord Resources (ASX:LRD), it is equidistant from Liontown Resources’ (ASX:LTR) Buldania lithium project about 19km to the south and the producing Bald Hill lithium-tantalum mine about 18.5km to the north.

Previous exploration at the project had focused on gold and nickel mineralisation with no assaying for lithium or lithium indicator elements.

Field reconnaissance by the company outlined a series of pegmatites in the north of the northern E15/1912 tenement that are hosted by variably sheared felsic volcanics and sediments of the Black Flag Group.

Field work coincides with Lord’s preparation to carry out deeper RC drilling for lithium at Horse Rocks, in the same prospective region. [https://stockhead.com.au/resources/lord-resources-gears-up-to-explore-promising-lithium-prospects-at-horse-rocks/]

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Location of the Jingjing lithium project. Pic: Supplied (LRD).


First systematic lithium exploration work

Lord Resources has now completed a first pass sampling program at Jingjing – the first systematic exploration for lithium within the project area.

The regional-scale program of 794 soil samples will produce a robust, project wide dataset which will provide the company with comprehensive primary multi-element data that will be used to guide ongoing exploration.

Anomalies identified within the multi-element analysis will be followed up with infill sampling, allowing for prioritisation and better drill targeting.


Next steps

Once geochemical results from the soil sampling are received, the company will level the samples based on regolith mapping.

This will allow comparison of samples with differing underlying geology.

Infill soil samples will then be completed in areas of priority anomalism, along with field reconnaissance and geological mapping.




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


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