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WA lithium prospects shine for Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Resources has managed to carve out a place for itself in what has fast become one of the country’s hottest lithium hunting grounds at Marble Bar in WA. The company’s Marble Bar Lithium Project continues to tease out intriguing hints of its potential with pegmatite outcrops discovered across the tenure containing visible lithium mineralisation.

Encouragingly, field research conducted on soil anomalies using portable x-ray fluorescence, or pXRF, indicated some of the outcrops containing the visible mineralisation include lepidolite whilst rock chip sample assay results were also tested for lithium oxide and tantalum.

Adding to the intrigue, Kalamazoo says the lithium-mineralised pegmatite dykes in the project trend into its adjacent, recently granted tenement. As a result, it appears Kalamazoo has managed to expand its footprint across what is now taking shape as highly prospective exploration grounds. Confirming the prospectivity of the terrain, results of pXRF analysis point to the highest Lithium Index soil geochemistry anomaly which extends out for more than 2 square kilometres.

The ongoing fieldwork at Marble Bar is delivering excellent results with the identification of multiple pegmatite dykes containing visible lithium mineralisation and rock chip assay results up to 1.6 per cent Li2O and 372 ppm Ta. These discoveries are lining up well with our pXRF soil anomalies, and we are pleased to see the pegmatite dykes extending into our newly granted tenement E45/5970.

We consider the potential for LCT pegmatite mineralisation in the immediate area is very high, which is supported by Global Lithium’s nearby Archer deposit (10.5Mt @ 1.0% Li20) to the north.

The grant of two additional tenements at Marble Bar and DOM’s Hill further expands our lithium exploration tenure in the immediate area, which are now the subject of additional soil sampling and exploration activity in conjunction with our JV exploration partner SQM. We are anticipating the commencement of drilling across both projects towards the end of June 2022.

The company has certainly jumped with both feet into its lithium exploration which also includes embarking on a joint venture with Chilean lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. The partners have already completed a 200m x 100m regional soil geochemistry program across both Marble Bar and the DOM’s Hill Lithium Project and Kalamazoo has now launched into a broader regional soil sampling program at its wholly-owned Pear Creek Lithium Project.

Pear Creek spans an approximate 25-kilometre strike length of classic granite-greenstone terrain ranging between 1km and 7km in width. The area has been coined the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ by Kalamazoo due to its prospectivity for pegmatite hosted lithium-caesium-tantalum mineralisation.

As a result of Kalamazoo’s efforts in expanding its horizons, the company now holds a little over 350 square kilometres of prospective lithium exploration ground across the Marble Bar and DOM’s Hill projects while the Pear Creek Lithium Project’s 147 square kilometres of tenure is highly-prospective for both lithium and gold with all three projects considered prime hunting grounds for pegmatite-hosted lithium-caesium-tantalum, or LCT, mineralisation as well as the precious yellow metal.

Marble Bar has quickly become one of the most sought-after exploration sites in WA, located near the Moolyella Monzogranite which is an inferred LCT-pegmatite source and runs along the margin of the Moolyella tin and tantalum alluvial field.

Adding to the appeal of the address, the Archer Lithium Deposit, owned by Global Lithium Resources, sits just 25 kilometres to the north and also shares a border with the Moolyella tin and tantalum field. Global Lithium, which listed on the ASX almost a year ago to the day in a $10m IPO now boasts a market cap close to $300m with a maiden Inferred Resource of 10.5 million tonnes at 1.0 per cent lithium oxide. The company has also just confirmed a mammoth 60,000m RC program at Archer which will certainly create even more of a buzz at Marble Bar.

Amongst all this activity and successful exploration, Kalamazoo has managed to wedge its way onto some of the most sought-after and prospective lithium ground in the country at Marble Bar with all the early indications suggesting the address more than deserves its reputation.

Is your ASX-listed company doing something interesting? Contact: matt.birney@wanews.com.au

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