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Australasian Metals targets "more aggressive" lithium exploration after granted exploration licence

Tue 05 Apr 22, 11:20am (AEST)
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Key Points

  • Australasian Metals open 22% higher as lithium stocks gather momentum
  • The company received an exploration licence for its Mt Peake Lithium Project in NT
  • Sampling programs have identified anomalies of elements including lithium and tantalum

The lithium rush is in full-swing after Australasian Metals (ASX: A8G) shares rallied 22% in early-trade after receiving an exploration licence for the Mt Peake Lithium Project in the Northern Territory. 

“The granting of the Mt Peake exploration license allows us to be more aggressive with our on-ground exploration,” said Managing Director Qingtao Zeng.

The Mt Peake area is considered highly prospective for hard rock lithium mineralisation. Initial fieldwork kicked off in late-2021 alongside exploration partner, CSIRO. 

Exploration strategy gathers momentum

Designed to aid in locating or identifying the contiguity of a deposit, preliminary results from a soil geochemical sampling program at the Mt Peake Project have identified “striking trends of anomalous” elements including lithium, rubidium and tantalum.

“The soil sampling program successfully identified the northwest striking structures which are consistent with the DGPR (Deep Ground Penetrating Radar) interpretation. This gives us added confidence in our exploration strategy in identifying potentially mineralised pegmatites, and helps to firm up our future drilling targets.” 

The soil samples have been submitted to the laboratory for further testing and analysis. 

Upcoming catalysts

Australasian said that the soil geochemical sampling program has “outlined several potential targets for further work”. 

The completed sampling program was focused on the northwest corner of the Mt Peake Project. The next steps for Australian Metals include:

  • Extend the sampling program to the south-east

  • Conduct infill sampling on areas of identified anomalism

  • Pending rock chip sample assays

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Kerry Sun

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Kerry holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University. He is an avid swing trader, focused on technical set ups and breakouts. Outside of writing and trading, Kerry is a big UFC fan, loves poker and training Muay Thai. Connect via LinkedIn or email.

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