Burmeister Lithium Discovery
The Lake Johnston Project is located ~300km from Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
The Lake Johnston Greenstone Belt is geologically similar to the prolific nickel and lithium bearing Southern Cross-Forrestania Greenstone Belt that hosts the large Earl Grey lithium deposit. TG Metals has the most significant land package held by one company within the LJ Greenstone Belt, 356km2 and growing with acquisitions.
First RC drilling on Burmeister lithium soil anomaly delivers high grade LCT pegmatite intercepts including:
> 9m @ 1.35% Li2O, from 30m (inc. 1m @ 2.21%)
>8m @ 1.25%Li2O, from 113m
>9m @ 1.62% Li2O, from 87m (inc. 1m @ 2.28%)
Drilling tested a small area within a large soil anomaly (4.5km x 1.7km).
First RC drilling targeting orientation and thickness of buried pegmatites.
Widths of up to 9m with average grades of +1.24% Li20, including individual metres of +2.0% Li20
Lithium Prospectivity | Potential Extensions
Infill soil sampling will commence next week and is expected to take 3 – 4 weeks to complete, providing increased density of data over Jaegermeister and on extensional targets to the north and south of the current soil sampling database.
The approvals process for first drilling on the Jaegermeister lithium soil anomaly will continue with flora and fauna and aboriginal heritage surveys scheduled for Q1 2024.
The next phase of drilling has now commenced on site at the Burmeister Lithium discovery with one RC drill rig and one diamond drill core (DD) drill rig. The DD rig has been employed first up on core tail extensions to select drillholes testing for lithium pegmatites beneath those previously intercepted in the RC drillholes. Further RC drilling has been designed to intercept lithium pegmatites up dip from deeper intercepts and along strike, testing for continuity. In addition, some DD core will be targeted between shallow intercepts for metallurgical samples.
The program has been designed to include up to 6,000m of combined RC and DD drilling and is expected to take up to six weeks to complete. The drilling program will run concurrently with soil sample infill and extensional sampling over the Jaegermeister prospect and other lithium targets.