Trek eyes greenfields lithium potential ahead of maiden drilling at Tambourah
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Trek Metals says the lithium discovery potential at its Tambourah Project in WA has been confirmed by an independent geochemical review which highlighted drill targets at the Eastern and Central Prospects.
“Following the exciting high-grade lithium rock chip results reported just before Christmas, we decided to engage one of the industry’s best known and most respected geochemists, Dr Nigel Brand, to review the available data for the Tambourah Project,” Trek Metals (ASX:TKM) CEO Derek Marshall said.
“I’m pleased to say that the results of his review are extremely encouraging and have further strengthened our belief in the potential of this project to yield a significant greenfields lithium discovery.”
Drilling approvals are underway with the maiden program expected to commence in Q2 2023.
High-grade rock chips returned last year at the Eastern Prospect include 3.07% Li2O, 2.69% Li2O, and 2.36% Li2O.
“Dr Brand’s analysis has unequivocally confirmed the Eastern Prospect as a high priority focus for our upcoming drill program, highlighting a significant area with rock chips dominantly classified as LCT pegmatites, including those containing the high-grade spodumene rock chips reported late last year,” Marshall said.
Soil geochemistry data also indicated that the Central Prospect is likely within the lithium zone, elevating this area as a high-priority drill target for the upcoming maiden drill program.
“Encouragingly, the potential of the Central Prospect has been elevated, with the combined rock chip and soil interpretation suggesting that this area sits within the lithium zone.
“Due to the abundance of pegmatites in outcrops within this area, this has become a priority for drill testing,” Marshall said.
“The review also highlighted the extensive southern Exploration Licence, where there are strong indications of lithium prospectivity despite the relative absence of soils and rock chip data.”
Additional soil samples collected during the 2022 field season on the northern licence have also been submitted for analysis and additional rock and soil sampling is planned for both the northern and southern licences during the upcoming field season.
Notably, the project is 70km southeast of Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) Pilgangoora lithium deposit
“The Tambourah Project is an exceptional greenfields lithium exploration opportunity, located in the heart of one of the world’s premier mining districts,” Marshall said.
“We have already secured POW approvals for our upcoming drill program, and we are now eagerly awaiting confirmation of a heritage survey late this quarter or early next which will pave the way for the start of drilling in Q2 2023.”
This article was developed in collaboration with Trek Metals (ASX:TKM), a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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