Patriot has a 5.2km-long lithium trend open in all directions in Ontario’s Electric Avenue
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Channel and rock chip sampling by Patriot Lithium has identified a 5.2km-long lithium mineralised trend that’s open in all directions at its Gorman lithium project in the ‘Electric Avenue’ district of Ontario, Canada.
The pegmatites at Patriot Lithium’s (ASX:PAT) Gorman lie 68km to the northwest and along trend of Frontier Lithium’s world-class ~42Mt PAK and Spark deposits.
Both projects are in a region of Ontario called ‘Electric Avenue’ due to its scale and prospectivity for battery minerals.
At Gorman, the G0, G1 and G2 pegmatites form part of a 5.2km long spodumene-bearing LCT trend that is open along strike to the northwest and southeast.
Channel sampling of three outcrops along the G0, G1 and G2 lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatite trend at Gorman has been undertaken to better define the known mineralised trends and identify extensions under cover at the project.
Sampling has returned continuous high-grade mineralisation, including:
The channel sampling results further bolster the numerous high-grade rock chip results returned in July from Gorman’s G0, G1 and G2 pegmatites, where rock chips returned up to a 3.7% Li2O.
The latest samples have been submitted for assaying, with results expected in the next 4-6 weeks.
“The channel sampling results further highlight the potential for significant lithium mineralisation at Gorman,” Patriot CEO Nicholas Vickery says.
“Importantly, each of the samples are from separate pegmatite outcrops forming part of a large 5.2km lithium-mineralised trend, which is currently open in all directions.
“This further confirms Gorman as an exciting exploration project with significant potential, along trend from Frontier Lithium’s world-class PAK-Spark lithium development project, in Ontario’s ‘Electric Avenue’”.
Patriot has staked 21 additional mineral claims totalling 409ha to cover new targets identified along the Chocolate Milk pegmatite trend, where a 630m extension has been identified through reconnaissance mapping, bringing the total length of this trend to over 1km.
Phase 3 data is expected in the next 4-6 weeks and, Patriot says, is expected to assist in drill targeting.
The explorer is currently preparing initial permitting applications for a maiden drill program, anticipated to commence in Q2 2024.
Patriot’s strategy of spreading its net wide across North America has led it to hold tenure across Wyoming, the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, as well as in northwest Ontario, where it’s looking to prove up hard rock lithium resources.
Black Hills, which boasts some of the largest spodumene crystals in the world, was one of the largest producing lithium districts in the world from the late 1800s to the mid to late 1900s.
The old Etta mine yielded crystals up to 15m long and weighing 90 tonnes.
PAT’s projects – a short 3.5km away from the historic Etta mine – are the focus of a mapping and sampling program currently underway over previously identified pegmatites.
The largest of these pegmatites can be traced at surface for over 200m along strike.
This article was developed in collaboration with Patriot Lithium, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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