Sayona Mining announced that it has continued to develop its lithium exploration strategy with two new tenement applications in the Pilgangoora district in Western Australia.
The company said that the acquisition was complementary to the Company’s recent strategy shift to focus on both graphite and lithium exploration, and to develop the raw materials for the production of lithium-ion batteries.
“The new project areas at Friendly Creek (ELA47/3475) and West Wodgina (ELA45/4726) cover 339km2, and secure areas of past tin and tantalum prospecting activity,” the company said in a statement to the ASX.
“The bedrock rare metal pegmatite hosts have not been subject to modern exploration or assessment for their lithium potential. The project areas show similarities with the tin pegmatites at Mt Cassiterite in the Wodgina filed which hosts spodumene bearing albite pegmatites, the Company’s target exploration focus.”
According to Sayona, commencement of field exploration over the Pilbara projects is anticipated to commence shortly.