3,800m RC drill program underway to test spodumene-bearing pegmatite dykes
The initial 3,800m Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling program has commenced at Trek’s 100%-owned Tambourah Lithium Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
This maiden drill program has been designed to follow-up the high-grade lithium spodumene-bearing pegmatite dykes identified at surface in the Eastern Prospect area, where high-grade rock chip results were returned last year:
3.07% Li₂O in TKL0045
2.69% Li₂O in TKL0042
2.36% Li₂O in TKL0095
2.28% Li₂O in TKL0044
2.11% Li₂O in TKL0083
The program will also test the high-priority Central Prospect area, where lithiumcaesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites and fractionated fertile pegmatites are interpreted to be located within or close to the lithium zone.
Drilling is anticipated to take approximately one month to complete, with laboratory result turnaround times of approximately 4 weeks.
Trek Metals Limited (ASX: TKM) (“Trek” or “the Company”) is pleased to advise that it has commenced its maiden drilling program at the 100%-owned Tambourah Lithium Project, located ~70km south-east of the world-class Pilgangoora lithium deposit in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The drilling program will test multiple spodumene-bearing pegmatite dykes identified last year with high-grade lithium values in surface rock chip samples.
Trek’s CEO Derek Marshall said: “The commencement of our first lithium-focused drill campaign marks an exciting milestone for the Company. It is the culmination of over a year of field work in delineating what Trek believes is an exceptional greenfields lithium exploration opportunity at Tambourah."
“We have worked up and de-risked these exciting lithium targets – now it’s now time to let the drill rig to do the talking!" “It’s great to see the rig turning, testing beneath the high-grade rock chips we unearthed last year. The program has been designed to give us our first real look at the dimensions of the system at depth below the outcropping pegmatites, while also potentially helping us to vector into new discoveries at depth and under cover."