- Lithium Power International (LPI) completes the reverse circulation (RC) stage of its drilling program at the East Kirup lithium prospect in Western Australia
- LPI drilled ten RC holes for 573 metres, intercepting several two-metre zones of quartz, pink potassic feldspar, biotite and tourmaline
- Samples from this drilling work have been sent to an assay lab for analysis
- Meanwhile, the company started a diamond drilling campaign on January 13 and is set to complete this by the end of the month
- LPI shares are down 0.99 per cent and trading at 50 cents at 1:45 pm AEDT
Lithium Power International (LPI) has completed the reverse circulation (RC) stage of its drilling program at the East Kirup lithium prospect in the Greenbushes region of WA.
The company drilled ten RC holes for 573 metres along existing tracks. Originally, LPI planned to complete 960 metres of drilling, but several holes were canned due to “environmental considerations”.
From the 573 metres, LPI intercepted several two-metre zones of quartz, pink potassic feldspar, biotite and tourmaline. Samples have been sent to an assay laboratory for analysis.
Drilling confirmed depths of the laterite at only five to seven metres, with the groundwater non-saline in nature and having very low total dissolved solids.
LPI Executive Director Andrew Phillips praised the company’s ongoing efforts.
“We are delighted with the RC drilling progress and results so far,” Mr Phillips said.
“The work has been carefully planned and conducted in accordance with an approved Conservation Management Plan (CMP).”
The East Kirup prospect demonstrated lithium anomalism in the soil, highlighted by results of up to 232 parts per million lithium near one drill hole, and has the same metamorphic grade and rock types as the host rocks at Talisman Mining’s (TLM) Greenbushes mine.
LPI’s RC drill program was carried out by Castle Drilling, which used a small self-contained drill rig for minimal environmental impact.
Following the completion of RC drilling, Lithium Power shifted its focus towards its next phase: 400 metres of HQ core-sized diamond drilling, which started on January 13 and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
LPI shares were down 0.99 per cent and trading at 50 cents at 1:45 pm AEDT.