Tearlach Resources vice president of exploration Dr Julie Selway and director Lindsay Bottomer joined Steve Darling from Proactive to discuss the recent assay results from the company's channel sampling program on the Georgina Properties. This program was a follow-up to the spodumene discovery the company made in October, with the mineralization at the Parks Lake area extending over a 2.6 km strike length.
Dr Selway reported to Proactive that the assay results from grab samples included high-grade lithium oxide (Li2O) percentages: 6.48% from a blue-grey spodumene sample and 5.89% from a green spodumene sample. Subsequent channel sampling returned significant lithium oxide grades as well, including 4.04% Li2O over 0.70 meters from the inner core zone and 3.53% Li2O over 1.0 meter from the blue spodumene zone.
The company has already moved forward with its exploration efforts, having submitted a maiden drill permit application to the Ontario Ministry of Mines, with approval anticipated in the first quarter of 2024.
Bottomer outlined Tearlach Resources' overarching strategy, which encompasses not only the planned drill program but also the execution of metallurgical studies and a resource calculation for their Nevada project, where substantial sediment-hosted lithium mineralization has been identified.
This integrated approach aims to further define and potentially develop the lithium resources across the company's portfolio.