Silver City Minerals (SCI) has commenced a program of mineral exploration targeting lithium hosted in pegmatites at Broken Hill.
“Initial field programs have begun with systematic rock chip sampling and geological mapping of pegmatites associated with areas of tin mineralisation and evaluation of existing airborne hyperspectral data,” the company told the ASX.
“The purpose of the program is to locate pegmatites which contain lithium minerals with a particular emphasis on spodumene, the dominant commercial lithium mineral.”
Silver City said that current exploration is focused on pegmatites located within granted exploration tenure on the northern and southern extensions of the Waukeroo tin field, where the company has already identified important anomalous lithium indicator elements.
SCI has been exploring for base metal and silver deposits at Broken Hill since incorporation in 2008. The company has a number of drill-read zinc-lead-silver exploration projects and is currently drilling two of these.