Growing exploration company Infinity Mining (ASX:IMI) reports the presence of ‘significant’ lithium (Li2O) mineralisation following the completion of the maiden drilling program at its Tambourah South Lithium Project in Western Australia’s (WA’s) Eastern Pilbara region.
The results, generated by 21 reverse circulation (RC) drillholes, confirm the presence of visual Li2O minerals lepidolite and spodumene hosted within 41 individual pegmatite units that were logged in 18 of the 21 total drillholes.
It is reported that pegmatite intervals vary in thickness from 1m up to 35m.
The maiden RC drilling program was designed to test the largest Li2O-bearing pegmatite bodies mapped by the company on the South Tambourah tenement, located within the 3 main prospect areas of McNeill, Grumpy and Naughton.
“THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF ADDITIONAL LITHIUM PEGMATITES TO THE NORTH DEMONSTRATES THE HIGH LITHIUM PROSPECTIVITY OF THE TENEMENT”
Commenting on the results, Infinity Mining CEO, Joe Groot says: “The initial results of our maiden drilling program at Tambourah South are very exciting and we look forward to receiving assay results over the next few weeks. Our team has done an amazing job over the past 6 months, from discovering new lithium-pegmatites units at surface earlier this year to completion of a 21-hole drilling program just 7 months later.
The recent discovery of additional lithium pegmatites to the north demonstrates the high lithium prospectivity of the tenement. We certainly have a lot more exploration to do at Tambourah South, as much of this tenement is still unexplored. Next year is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Infinity.”
Infinity Mining also notes that drill samples have been sent to a laboratory for analysis, with assays pending.
In addition, reconnaissance geological mapping conducted during the RC drilling program has successfully identified 4 new pegmatite zones within the northern part of the tenement, with visible spodumene confirmed at surface.
This discovery demonstrates that there are more pegmatites on the tenement than previously thought and warrants further detailed mapping and ground based geophysical surveys in order to better understand the tenement’s full Li2O potential.
Infinity Mining is an exploration and mining company with a goal of developing near-term gold (Au) targets in the Central Goldfields of WA to support the longer-term investment needed to develop its Pilbara tenements. The company currently holds 100% interest in about 711km-square of tenements within WA’s Pilbarra and Central Goldfields regions, comprising 10 exploration licences, 2 mining leases and 7 prospecting licences. The company’s Tambourah project is considered prospective for lithium bearing pegmatites within various rock types, which have returned results of up to 1.47% Li2O.
With the maiden drilling program now complete, Infinity Mining announces the results from the drilling program will be used to plan its 2023 field exploration season, which will aim to follow up any ‘significant’ Li2O intercepts returned from these drillholes.