Accelerate Resources has announced that it has completed the first phase of geological mapping and rock chip sampling campaign across the Prinsep Lithium Project, which has confirmed extensive strike continuation of lithium-prospective pegmatites on multiple trends within the area.
The Prinsep Lithium Project is situated within the emerging 40km long hard-rock lithium belt between Karratha and Roebourne, West Pilbara.
Detailed mapping and follow up sampling utilising newly acquired high-resolution imagery, has confirmed two strike extensive zones of pegmatite along the Prinsep north and south trends, with additional cross-cutting dykes occurring between these zones.
The Northern Pegmatite System outcrops over a strike length of 1.8km, including an individual outcropping pegmatite body which is up to 60m wide and persists over 1.2km of strike. To the east this trend diverges into a series of dykes which are mappable for a further 500m of strike and in excess of 90m in width.
The western extent of this Northern System is also inferred to extend a further 300m beneath shallow alluvium suggesting a combined strike of the Northern System of potentially 2km. The Southern Pegmatite System is defined by multiple sheared dykes occurring within a zone up to 50m wide.
Assay results from rock chip sampling continue to confirm and substantially extend the strike of lithium bearing pegmatites. Higher grade results include 1.02 per cent lithium oxide (Li₂O) in the west, and 1.63 per cent Li₂O in the far east of the outcropping northern trend.
A peak assay result of 2.06 per cent Li₂O was returned from the southern trend.
Planning is currently underway for a maiden shallow drilling program, which will be conducted as soon as possible following the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Program of Works approval and heritage clearance approvals.