• Infill soil sampling at Lord Resources’ Jingjing project has confirmed multiple large lithium anomalies
  • The four “compelling” areas of geochemical anomalism are supported by multiple associated LCT pathfinder elements
  • Comprehensive drill program for Q3 2024 being finalised to test for LCT pegmatites

 

Special Report: Infill soil sampling work confirms multiple, large high-priority lithium-caesium-tantalum geochemical anomalies at Lord’s Jingjing lithium project in WA’s Eastern Goldfields.

Jingjing, which was acquired in May 2023, consists of two tenements that sit within the “Goldilocks Zone” for lithium-caesium-tantalum deposits. The 100%-owned Jingjing project is being explored independently of the company’s Horse Rocks, where exploration is being undertaken under a strategic partnership with Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN).

Previous exploration at the project, which 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, had focused on gold and nickel.

An in-depth review of surface geochemical sampling carried out by Lord Resources (ASX:LRD) in the second half of 2023 identified four priority lithium anomalies for follow-up infill sampling to refine the extent and geometry of the anomalism.

This led to the design of the infill sampling program for which results have now been unveiled.

 

Soil sampling results over magnetic imagery at Jingjing. Pic: Lord Resources

 

Infill sampling guides drill targeting

The infill sampling confirmed four compelling areas of geochemical anomalism with up to +150ppm Li20 signatures that are supported by multiple associated LCT pathfinder elements.

Anomaly 1 is the largest and most robust target. It is defined by two +150ppm Li2O anomalies (east and west) that are ~2000m by 700m each.

In the east, there is associated elevated rubidium-beryllium-tin-gallium-zirconium and in the west there is associated elevated rubidium.

Anomaly 2 is a +100ppm Li2O anomaly with a strong caesium-niobium-beryllium-zirconium-tin-gallium signature that covers about 1100m by 900m. Multiple subcropping tantalum-enriched pegmatites have also been mapped in this area.

Meanwhile, Anomaly 3 is a +150ppm Li2O anomaly that covers about 1000m by 300m that is coincident with elevated beryllium-rubidium-zirconium values while Anomaly 4 is a moderate lithium anomaly with associated rubidium-beryllium-zirconium, covering an area of ~1000m by 600m.

“The company is excited by the early-stage exploration results at the Jingjing project,” head of exploration Georgina Clark said.

“The confirmation of LCT anomalism within soil sampling, supported by multiple associated LCT pathfinder elements commonly linked to lithium-bearing pegmatites, has provided us encouragement for the upcoming drill program.”

 

Next steps

LRD is now finalising a comprehensive drill program to test for LCT pegmatites at the Jingjing project.

This is expected to include a combination of aircore and reverse circulation drilling and will start in Q3 2024.

 

 

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

 

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