Kingston Resources pegs two lithium tenements in WA

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Mineral exploration company Kingston Resources has pegged two new Exploration Licence applications targeting lithium mineralisation on the Yilgam Craton of Western Australia.

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These two applications (EL74-589 and EL74-577) expand Kingston’s portfolio of lithium tenements following the three lithium focused applications pegged by the company within the Arunta Region of the Northern Territory.

Located in southern Western Australia, the EL74-589 tenement (Manyutyp) lies immediately south of the Mt Cattlin spodumene mine and is adjacent to the township of Ravensthrope. It covers the contact between the Annabelle Volcanics and the Manyurup Tonalite within the Yilgam Craton.

“The Annabelle Volcanics host LCT-pegmatities which are prospective for lithium mineralisation and host the Mt Cattlin spodumene deposit, owned by Galaxy Resources Limited,” the company said in a statement to the ASX.

“EL74-589 lies immediately south of the Mt Cattlin mining lease with Annabelle Volcanics on EL74-589 just 2km south of the Cattlin deposit itself. Initial investigation of previous exploration within EL74-589 indicates the bulk of existing soil grids explored for base metals, but did not assay for lithium.”

Also located in southern WA, EL74-577 (Recruit Hill) covers a non-perennial salt lake and Quaternary dunes system. Kingston is targeting lithium within brines associated with the salt lake groundwater system.

According to the company, an independent investigation by Geoscience Australia in the 2013 report “A Review of Australian Salt Lakes and Assessment of their Potential for Strategic Resources” highlighted the potential of the area to host lithium and potash mineralisation.

“Kingston intends to investigate this mineralisation model through assessment of the hydrological system and regional geology with a view to identifying lithium concentrated within salt lake brines,” reads the statement.