Sayona commences exploration at Mt Edon lithium project

Sayona Mining announced that its lithium exploration program at the Mt Edon project indentified three prospective radiogenic pegmatite systems.

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The company, which acquired the Mt Edon project area in mid-March, said recent mapping has identified a large number of pegmatite intrusions, ranging from five metres to over 100 metres in surface width, arranged in swarms of up to 1 kilometre in strike extent.

“The pegmatites have variable outcrop and are in part obscured by colluvium and remain to be fully defined,” the company said in a statement to the ASX.

“Radiometric data identifies one of the largest pegmatites as being the most prospective, with a 900 metre strike extent comprising multiple pegmatites which are up to 10 metres width on surface (true width is not known).”

The company said it is exploring the project for its potential to host the albite – spodumene class of rare metal pegmatite.

“The use of high-quality airborne radiometrics data, which detects radiogenic minerals associated with lithium mineralisation, is being used as an attractive low-cost exploration methodology to cover the large project area,” reads the statement.

According to Sayona, a total of 58 rock and 18 soil geochemical orientation samples from the project area have been submitted for assay to help rank the most prospective areas for further work.

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