Kalamazoo Resources commences maiden drilling at Pilbara lithium projects

Kalamazoo Resources ASX KZR Marble Bar Lithium Project DOM’s Hill Pilbara
The 5,000m drilling program will begin at Kalamazoo’s Marble Bar project before moving to DOM’s Hill.

Kalamazoo Resources (ASX: KZR) has commenced a maiden drilling program at its Marble Bar and DOM’s Hill lithium projects in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

The 5,000-metre reverse circulation program will commence with 4,000m at the Marble Bar tenements, which are considered highly-prospective for lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) mineralisation due to their proximity to the Moolyella monzogranite (an inferred LCT-pegmatite source).

The tenements are also well located along the margin of the Moolyella tin-tantalum alluvial field plus numerous local occurrences of mapped lithium-enriched pegmatites.

Global Lithium Resources’ (ASX: GL1) Archer deposit is 25 kilometres to the north and has a reported maiden inferred resource of 10.5 million tonnes grading 1% lithium oxide.

Pegmatite dykes

Drilling at Marble Bar follows on from Kalamazoo’s recently-completed field mapping and surface sampling activities which identified numerous outcrops of pegmatite dykes.

Some of the dykes were reported to contain visible amounts of lepidolite (lithium mica) with a best rock chip sample assay of 1.6% lithium oxide and 372 parts per million tantalum.

Drilling will target several dykes recorded across four high-priority prospects.

DOM’s Hill drilling

Immediately following exploration at Marble Bar, Kalamazoo will mobilise its rig to DOM’s Hill for a 1,000m drilling program to test three prospects defined by significant soil geochemistry anomalies coincident with favourable structures at its tenements.

Kalamazoo considers DOM’s Hill to also be highly-prospective for LCT-mineralised pegmatite dykes.

The project contains a similar geological setting (and host rocks strongly analogous) to the nearby world-class Pilgangoora and Wodgina pegmatite-hosted lithium deposits.

Joint venture agreement

The DOM’s Hill and Marble Bar projects are part of a joint venture agreement between Kalamazoo and Chilean lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile SA (SQM).

SQM has been granted the right to earn an initial 30% interest (to a maximum of 70%) in all mineral rights by sole funding a minimum $12 million of exploration and development activity over the next four years.

SQM is one of the world’s leading lithium producers with its main asset in Australia being a 50% joint venture interest in the Mt Holland lithium project with Wesfarmers (ASX: WES).

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