Burley Minerals Intercepts Additional Spodumene Bearing Dykes at Chubb
THE DRILL SERGEANT: Burley Minerals (ASX: BUR) will be up for a chat at the RIU Explorers Conference next week after receiving new assay data from drilling at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Chubb lithium project in Quebec, Canada.
Prior to receiving the assay results, Burley had provisionally identified intersections of spodumene from drill logs and core photos from recently discovered pegmatite dykes to the East and West of Chubb’s Main Dyke.
The company has now interpreted these to be “members of a parallel ‘stacked dyke’ system”.
Spodumene being pegmatite was intersected in holes CLP-057 and CLP-058 drilled at the newly identified Eastern Dyke.
Hole CLP-065 intersected 6.1 metres at 1.2 per cent lithium oxide (Li20) and 6.1m at 1 per cent Li20, in the southernmost hole in Western Dyke, suggesting that spodumene mineralisation is broadening and is still open.
Holes CLP-063 and CLP-066, the southernmost holes in the Main Dyke, intersected 2.6m at 1.2 per cent Li20 and 11m at 1.7 per cent Li20, confirming that spodumene mineralisation exceeds a strike length of 600m, and is still open at depth.
“We are thrilled to discover additional spodumene-bearing pegmatite dykes within the Chubb Central Mineralised Zone,” Burley Minerals managing director and CEO Stewart McCallion said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“As our exploration program advances, more mineralised dykes have been identified and the extent of mineralisation has grown materially since drilling commenced in April 2023.
“We are also very pleased that the assay results from CLP-063 have confirmed the presence of the caesium bearing mineral pollucite in the Main Dyke, indicating an extremely evolved LCT pegmatite system, and which has the potential to add significant value to the project.”
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