Volataic’s latest round of ground exploration has identified a 22km lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) corridor within the Ti Tree Project.

The company says work is now underway prioritising shallow drilling and geochemical vectoring programs for target definition, after spending the past couple of months identifying a potential target area.

Data compilation has also reveal several regional lithium occurrences close to the project – which Voltaic Strategic Resources (ASX:VSR) says is an encouraging hallmark of Red Dirt’s (ASX:RDT) nearby Yinnietharra/Malinda lithium discovery, only 6km northwest of the ‘Ti Tree South’ tenements.

A prospective area of 3km x 4km has been delineated and it is anticipated that this will grow even further with mapping and remote sensing.

Permitting underway for future drilling

Around 148 rock chip samples have been collected across priority target zones at both Ti Tree and the Paddys Well Project where analysis is underway and testing for ironstone / calc silicate outcrops.

Meanwhile, permitting and logistics are being undertaken for future shallow drilling programs in the aim to screen key target areas of interest for LCT geochemical vectoring holes.

PoW applications are in progress covering broad drill target areas and it is anticipated that either auger vacuum (AV) or air core (AC) drills will be used to conduct drilling in areas of shallow cover.

Spectral alteration survey

Back in March a spectral alteration survey utilising LANDSAT and ASTER satellite data was undertaken across the project to enable rapid mapping of surface mineralogy, targeting LCT pegmatites from surrounding fertile granitoids.

It generated 21 priority targets, and these are being systematically investigated, with the highest ranked “P1” targets prioritised in the recent field reconnaissance program.

Encouragingly, VSR says several targets are observed to overlay portions of the prospective ‘Volta’ corridor, and rockchips have been collected from a portion of these to assist lithium vectoring geochemistry.

What is the Volta Corridor?

The ‘Volta Corridor’ is underlain by the Thirty-Three Supersuite (TTS) – a belt of plutons comprised primarily of granitoids.

Fertile LCT pegmatites in the region have been observed to lie within ~0‒5 km of source granite intrusions and appear controlled by both faults within the host metasediments, and fractionation.

It is interpreted to extend at least 80 km in a NW-SE orientation, underlying both the Yinnietharra Lithium discovery and Voltaic’s tenure at Ti Tree North (ELA 09/2522) and Ti Tree South (EL 09/2503, ELA 09/2470).




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


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