Core acquires six highly prospective ML's bordering Finniss

Wed 08 Dec 21, 11:05am (AEST)

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  • The acquisition of six prospective Mineral Leases is expected to add significant value for the Finniss Lithium Project

Advanced Australian lithium developer, Core Lithium Ltd (CXO) has executed the acquisition of six prospective Mineral Leases (MLs) adjacent to the Finniss Lithium Project that include over 30 historic pegmatite mines.

Initial evaluation drilling has confirmed the prospectivity for these lithium-rich pegmatites for spodumene mineralisation.

First pass exploration has found evidence of lithium fertility and spodumene mineralisation intersected in multiple drill holes.

The six granted MLs which Core entered into an agreement to acquire in March 2021, have a history of tin and tantalum mining and production from pegmatites with similar chemistry to the pegmatites on Core's adjacent Finniss Lithium Project tenements.

During the 2021 drilling season, a first pass drill assessment of five of these MLs immediately adjacent to Core's Finniss Project was completed. A total of 29 RC holes were drilled for 4,530m to test ten separate targets.

Assays have now been received for 18 of the holes.

Core's Managing Director, Stephen Biggins believes this acquisition represents another enormous opportunity to add significant value for the Finniss Lithium Project through the acceleration of our resource expansion objectives.

“Bringing these MLs into our portfolio supports our previously stated objective of further increasing the resource and mine life of the Finniss Project,” said Biggins.

“It also cements our dominant landholding in this lithium-rich and low-risk mining jurisdiction of the Northern Territory."

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Mark Story


Mark is an award-winning investigative financial journalist and editor who started his career working for Marathon Oil in London. He has a degree in politics/economics, a diploma in journalism and has completed the Institute of Directors course. Mark has worked on 70-plus newspapers and financial publications across Australia, NZ, the US, and Asia including: The Australian Financial Review, Money Magazine, Australian Property Investor and Finance Asia. Mark is passionate about improving the financial literacy of all Australians through the highest quality content.

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