Western Geospectral consultants have completed an analysis of a multi-client airborne hyperspectral data set at the Russian Jack Lithium Project.

Hyperspectral remote sensing systems measure the spectral radiance of the earth’s surface to identify and map minerals.

While the instruments do not directly detect pegmatite rocks, they can measure the response of micas, clays, and other hydroxide bearing minerals of similar composition to those that may host lithium bearing pegmatites.

The imagery shows a significant number of hyperspectral features with NW-SE, NE-SW and N-S orientations at the Russian Jack Lithium Project are consistent with the pegmatites that have been mapped in the field by Tambourah Metals (ASX:TMB) geologists and with those visible on the detailed satellite imagery.

According to TMB, the hyperspectral features are also within the Bonney Downs Monzogranite, which is part of the Split Rocks Supersuite known for hosting pegmatites. 


More pegmatites at Russian Jack

“The hyperspectral imagery has been very successful in delineating a significant number of pegmatites at Russian Jack,” managing director Paul Araujo says.

“This information will be evaluated together with other maps and the exploration data to determine new sampling targets.

“The company is looking forward to testing these pegmatite locations.”


New tenement application

Tambourah has applied for a new exploration licence (E46/1477), prospective for hosting LCT pegmatites, east of the granted Russian Jack Project.

The exploration licences would add a further 105km2 to the project site, which has received limited historic rock chip sampling to date.

Back in 2015, helicopter reconnaissance was undertaken over the tenure by Macarthur Lithium and identified pegmatite swarms within ELA 46/1477, however the tenement has not experienced any further sampling since.




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


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