Sayona Mining has commenced the first phase exploration program at its Mallina project which is located in the world-class Pilgangoora lithium district of Western Australia.
According to the company, the scope of work includes rock chip sampling and mapping of areas of known mineralisation, exploring other prospective areas within the tenement package, as well as completing orientation soil geochemistry over the discovery area and other spodumene occurrences to provide information on their geochemical signature.
“Recent due diligence reconnaissance exploration conducted on the Mallina tenement has located significant zones of visible spodumene mineralisation within a pegmatite,” the company told the ASX.
“Sample results include rock chip assays up to 2.13% Li2O within a pegmatite which has been mapped over 500 metres of strike extent. The average of the 10 rock chip samples collected to date is 1.28% Li2O. The Mallina area is a new spodumene discovery and has never been previously explored for its lithium potential.”
The Mallina project is located 80 kilometres west of the Pilgangoora lithium deposits of Altura Mining and Pilbara Minerals, and compliments the Company’s other 1,000 km2 lithium exploration portfolio in the Pilbara region.