Perth-based exploration company Metalicity Limited will commence drilling at the Pilgangoora South Lithium project in the Pilbara Region in November.
According to the company, a program of Works (POW) application has been submitted and Standard Heritage Agreements have been signed with the Traditional Owners.
The POW application is for a 1,500, reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Stannum prospect designed to test the lithium potential of three northern pegmatites, Vun, Duus and Tria, and determine the source of the spodumene previously observed.
“To date, key prospects have been identified and prioretised for drilling by Metalicity at Pilgangoora South being the Stannum and Turner River North prospects. An analysis of hyperspectral data at Stannum identified a number of priority areas which were followed by detailed mapping. Five key pegmatites with the potential to host rare metal mineralisation were identified,” Metalicity said in a statement.
“Vertically oriented RC drill hole will allow investigation of the subsurface expression of the ‘stacked’ flat-lying pegmatite bodies previously observed in mapping; and follow up the lithium anomalism previously noted across the tenement are in rock chip sampling.”
The Pilgangoora South project comprises more than 143km2 of tenure in the world-class Wodinga/Pilgangoora district, host to the Pilgangoora Lithium Project of Pilbara Minerals, Altona Mining and the Wodinga Lithium/Tantalum Project recently acquired by Mineral Resources Limited.
The Stannum prospect is adjacent Mineral Resources’ Wodinga project which includes a 387 bed camp, 13MW gas fired power station, mineral processing assets and significant water rights and infrastructure.
“We expect to be drilling our highest priority lithium target at Pilgangoora South by November,” said Metalicity Director, Matt Gauci.
“The project is ideally located close to existing infrastructure plus a number of proposed downstream lithium processing facilities.”