Junior mining and exploration company Dart Mining NL (ASX:DTM) today announced its discovery of lithium- fertile spodumene bearing pegmatite dykes in north-east Victoria near the township of Eskdale, and part of the 60km long Dorchap dyke swarm.
Spodumene identified in multiple pegmatite dykes over 12km strike in the Dorchap Dyke Swarm within EL5315 Mitta
Limited preliminary sampling confirms lithium-fertile LCT dykes up to 1.13% Li2O*
The “Eagle” pegmatite dyke extends up to 60m wide and beyond current mapping over 180m inlength, representing a significant size
Preliminary exploration is highly encouraging with only 13 dykes of circa 1800 dykes visited to date
Preliminary sampling indicates an exploration vector to ideal dyke geochemistry based on fractionation index
Additional EL application EL006486 will, upon granting, give Dart exclusive tenure to the entire Dorchap Dyke Swarm over some 60km of strike
Managing Director James Chirnside said, “The lithium assay data from the small number of exploration samples taken, demonstrate the enormous prospectivity of the Dorchap dyke swarm.”
“This discovery signifies a new lithium-rich province of considerable size over which we hold a commanding tenement position. This discovery is the first positive identification of Lithium - rich Spodumene in Victoria”, he said.
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