Scorpion has launched a round of drilling at its Youanmi project in Western Australia to follow-up on its recent drill program that intersected high-grade lithium mineralisation.

Most of the program of up to 20 holes totalling about 2,500m will infill the RC program at an 80m by 80m spacing, targeting shallow east dipping lithium-caesium-tantalum pegmatites that have been mapped along 3km of strike and which remain open both along and across strike in parallel zones.

The previous drill program had delivered some serious hits such as 9m grading 1.5% Li2O from a down-hole depth of 160m, 10m at 0.98% Li2O from 83m and 6m at 1.6% Li2O from 49m.

Scorpion Minerals (ASX:SCN) has also designed two of the holes to target a new pegmatite target located southwest of the recently completed drilling.

Its initial field reconnaissance work had confirmed extensive stacked lithium-caesium-tantalum pegmatites at Youanmi with individual pegmatites up to 1,000m long with widths of about 5m to 15m.

“We are very excited to have recommenced RC drilling at Youanmi so soon after completion of the recent program,” chief executive officer Michael Fotios said.

“This is an important program that will look to build on the impressive results delivered last month that confirmed further wide, high-grade intersections of lithium mineralisation.

“One of the key advantages of the Youanmi asset is our ability to rapidly conduct exploration activities, given the approvals that are already in place.

“We will look to advance activities at Youanmi as quickly as possible, as it presents a highly strategic asset in the Scorpion portfolio.”


Follow-up activity

Over the next six months, the company plans to carry out work such as the infill drilling along with RC drilling of parallel pegmatites to determine their extent and composition.

Follow-up geological mapping and rock chip sampling is also currently underway and high resolution airborne photography may be acquired if needed.

In addition, Scorpion will carry out auger soil geochemistry aimed at identifying additional pegmatites under shallow soil cover, carry out initial diamond drilling of existing targets at depth and perform airborne and/or ground electromagnetic surveys.



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


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