Loyal Lithium Limited (ASX: LLI) has obtained high-grade drill core assay results from drilling at the Trieste Lithium Project, located in James Bay, Quebec, Canada.
The drill core assay results exhibit high0grade lithium from surface and follow the recently announced channel and rock chio sample assay results that targeted outcrops with spodumene mega crystals discovered during the maiden field programme in August 2022.
The company continues to move rapidly and is now preparing or its upcoming drilling programme this Canadian winter, to further unlock this unique metasediment hosted spodumene project along the prolific Trieste Greenstone Belt.
“The results from Dyke #01 drilling highlights the exceptional prospectivity of the Trieste Lithium Project and gives us great confidence as we move forward with our winter drilling program which will test additional spodumene-bearing dykes,” Managing Director, Adam Ritchie, said.
“The ‘big picture’ at Trieste truly excites the team. The six identified spodumene-bearing dykes exhibit distinct east-west trends within a spodumene-rich metasediment host zone. This zone, densely vegetated, covers approximately 20 sq km, and provides high potential for dyke extensions and the discovery of additional concealed dykes.
"We are looking forward to continuing to exploring Trieste in 2024, starting with our upcoming drilling programme, for which preparations are already well advanced.”
Uniquely large spodumene mega crystals are found both on surface and within drill core at the Trieste Lithium Project. The presence of spodumene mega crystals within a pegmatite dyke, suggests many positive geological and metallurgical attributes that practically may result in a simpler and more cost-effective mining and processing solution.
The Loyal Lithium team continues to evaluate the aeromagnetic, high-resolution orthographic imagery, and LiDAR data, coupled with geologist field observations, and geochemical trends from the rock chip, channel sample, and drillhole assays. This will create a global geological understanding of the patterns and processes that have led to high concentrations of lithium mineralisation localised between the Trieste Greenstone Belt and the Tilly Granitoid and will assist in the discovery of extensions to the six known dyke surface and sub-surface expressions and new dykes on the company’s claims.