Voltaic is moving to carry out shallow auger drilling to test priority targets at its Ti Tree project including recently identified lookalikes of the third-party Yinnietharra/Malinda lithium discovery.

These targets were interpreted from a hyperspectral remote sensing (HRS) survey carried out in March 2022 with known lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) occurrences used to characterise the spectral signature of potential lithium occurrences within the area.

Adding further interest for Voltaic Strategic Resources (ASX:VSR), several perceived outcropping pegmatite swarms have been identified from LANSAT satellite imagery within the anomalous HRS target zone, which provides extra support to the prospectivity for fertile LCT pegmatites.

The targets are also located along strike from Malinda mineralisation and overlie the interpreted ‘Goldilocks’ zone with ground truthing of priority target areas starting this week.

Given that visual spodumene is currently being encountered in diamond drillholes at Red Dirt’s Yinnietharra/Malinda discovery, the signs are pointing to significant lithium scale potential at Yinnietharra.

Auger drilling

The shallow auger-vacuum drilling in December will test the extent of LCT anomalism within this area utilising wide-spaced gridlines and screen other target areas of interest.

Drilling will enable the company to carry out pegmatite fractionation modelling and vector towards high tenure mineralisation.

This will in turn ensure that Voltaic’s subsequent reverse circulation or diamond drilling campaigns to be more targeted and efficient.

Other work planned at the project include the acquisition of enhanced radiometric/magnetics imagery data and supporting field activities to advance targets.




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


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