Bradda Head Lithium reports positive results from first drilling at Wikieup project
Bradda Head Lithium Ltd reported positive results from its first drilling programme at the Wikieup lithium clay project in Arizona, US.
"We are pleased to report these results which clearly demonstrate the presence of lithium-bearing clays at our Wikieup claims and have given us a greater understanding of the geology at Wikieup,” said chief executive Charles FitzRoy.
Bradda Head said the results opened up a new potential resource area.
“Further work is required, but these results are positive and will help in the planning [of] our future programmes there.”
The company drilled 18 holes in Sections 12,13 and Northwest. It decided to use sonic drilling because of its reduced water use compared to core drilling.
Section 12 encountered several intersections of lithium mineralised clay. Highlights included 68 metres (m) and 71m at 686 parts per million (ppm) lithium and 519ppm respectively, and 26m at 808ppm.
Only three holes were drilled into Northwest with promising intersections in the southernmost hole of 55m at 621ppm lithium, including 16.5m at 824ppm, it said.
Lithium mineralised clay was also intercepted in the southern portion of Section 13. Additional work will be undertaken there prior to further drilling.
“With the results of these successful holes returned, the company now looks to permitting at Basin East Extension, having received permits to drill at Basin North,” said FitzRoy.
“The company believes that this will lead to an increase in resources at Bradda's Basin Project later this year.”