Kalamazoo Resources set to fast-track exploration at DOM’s Hill and Marble Bar lithium projects

Kalamazoo Resources ASX KZR DOM’s Hill Marble Bar lithium projects exploration Pilbara
Kalamazoo will test the lithium potential at DOM’s Hill and Marble Bar.

Junior explorer Kalamazoo Resources (ASX: KZR) has commenced a focused lithium exploration program at its DOM’s Hill and Marble Bar tenements in WA’s Pilbara region with a view to fast-tracking the projects through to drill-ready status.

Several priority areas for potential lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatite mineralisation have been identified at DOM’s Hill from 732 historical broad-spaced geochemical soil samples collected within the first of seven tenements.

Newly-acquired high-resolution satellite imagery has further identified sparsely outcropping pegmatites across the 122 square kilometre project area.

DOM’s Hill contains a similar geological setting and target host rocks strongly analogous to that of the nearby pegmatite-hosted lithium deposits at Pilgangoora (owned by Pilbara Minerals, ASX: PLS) and Wodgina (Mineral Resources, ASX: MIN).

Marble Bar tenements

A technical review of Kalamazoo’s Marble Bar tenements has also revealed significant lithium exploration potential.

Spread over 57sq km, the tenements are located to the south of the large Archer deposit owned by Global Lithium (ASX: GL1), along the prospective margin of the Moolyella tin-tantalum alluvial field.

Kalamazoo considers the area to be highly prospective for lithium mineralisation due to its favourable proximity to the margin of Moolyella, which includes known cassiterite-bearing pegmatites and historical reports of mapped pegmatites and lithium occurrences.

While the known lithium occurrences are largely comprised of lithium micas (lepidolite), the company said the area demonstrates the “positive characteristics and empirical evidence favourable for the presence of spodumene-bearing pegmatites”.

Although Marble Bar has not been subject to any modern exploration for lithium, Kalamazoo has been buoyed by Global’s recent announcement of a maiden inferred resource for Archer of 10.5 million tonnes grading 1% lithium oxide.

Lithium exploration

Kalamazoo director Paul Adams said the company would undertake lithium exploration across DOM’s Hill and Marble Bar through a systematic process of large, detailed soil sampling programs and field reconnaissance to identify high priority targets for follow-up drill testing.

“Our [exploration] team has done a terrific job in a short period of time to advance the lithium exploration potential at our Pilbara projects,” he said.

“Our previous exploration on these projects has been primarily focused on gold [and] to now be presented with the opportunity to investigate lithium potential in one of the world’s major lithium provinces is a fantastic free kick for us.”

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