THE DRILL SERGEANT: Breaker Resources (ASX: BRB) advised the market of results from RC drilling recently undertaken at the Manna lithium prospect within the company’s Lake Roe project area in Western Australia.
Breaker Resources claimed the results indicate the Manna deposit being a ‘significant’ emerging discovery.
The drilling encountered high-grade spodumene-rich pegmatite intercepts from the main area of outcrop at Manna (Manna 1) confirming good continuity of mineralisation.
17 metres at 1.54 per cent lithium oxide (Li₂O) from 38m;
9m at 1.94 per cent Li₂O from 219m; and
6m at 1.81 per cent Li₂O from 43m.
Step-out drilling carried out below anomalous soils to the south of Manna (Manna 2) hit a new zone of spodumene-rich pegmatite, returning best intercepts of:
11m at 1.16 per cent Li₂O from 43m in, including 5m at 1.85 per cent Li₂O from 48m; and
5m at 1.58 per cent Li₂O from 116m in, including 3m at 2.15 per cent Li₂O from 116m.
Breaker said the Manna 2 results had upgraded the prospectivity of other auger soil anomalies of similar magnitude that surround the Manna 1 and 2 mineralisation, considerably expanding the lithium potential.
All areas of known spodumene mineralisation are open along strike and at depth.
“It’s a bit ironic that we have discovered a cluster of pegmatite intrusions with outcropping spodumene and other significant lithium-related anomalies while trying not to distract ourselves from a major gold discovery at Bombora, our core focus,” Breaker Resources managing director Tom Sanders said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“The spodumene discovery at Manna 2 shows the auger soil geochemistry is working, opening up the potential of other areas with a similar lithium-rubidium-tin soil signature, some of which trend into areas of mapped lithium-bearing outcrop.
“There is clearly lots more work to do here and planning is underway for the next round of drilling.
“The results point to a much bigger LCT (lithium-caesium-tantalum) pegmatite complex underpinned by excellent drill results and good quality multi-element geochemistry and mapping.
“This is great news and cream on the top for our shareholders who have stuck with us during the grind of completing over 310,000 metres of drilling to define our gold discoveries.”