JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Premier African Minerals has identified the ZDD-45 prospect at its Zulu lithium project, in Zimbabwe, as the project’s best hole to date, as it continues to deliver “excellent results” that are well supported by further assay results that are now becoming available.
The updated drilling results have shown an intersection of 1.74 m at 1.69% lithium oxide (Li₂0), from 148.77 m, with 40.58 m containing an average grade of 1.56% Li₂0 in multiple intersections.
Assay results from another 20 m of drilling are still outstanding, the company noted on Thursday.
“The close proximity of the mineralised sections supports a cost efficient and bulk mining scenario, with the current drilling programme continuing to intersect exceptional high-grade spodumene pegmatite,” CEO George Roach said.
The miner had been successful in both discovering new mineralisation and also advancing its understanding of the mineralisation, as well as generating drill targets, he added.