Charger Metals Commences Lake Johnston Drilling

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Charger Metals (ASX: CHR) has commenced a program of Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling at the company’s Lake Johnston lithium project in Western Australia.

Charger Metals is to conduct two RC drill programs testing priority lithium targets at the greater Medcalf and Mt Gordon prospects.

The drilling is being funded by Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX) under a farm-in agreement with Charger in relation to the project.

At the greater Medcalf prospect, drilling will test for potential strike extensions to the known high-grade lithium mineralisation associated with spodumene-bearing pegmatites intersected in previous drilling campaigns.

It will also target approx. 1.2km strike of outcropping spodumene-bearing pegmatites trending from the main Medcalf mineralisation, where previous rock chipping returned up to 4.2 per cent lithium oxide (Li2O).

At the Mt Gordon prospect, drilling will target large soil anomalies (>100ppm Li2O) which extend for over 3km into the adjacent Jaegermeister lithium prospect of TG Metals (ASX: TG6)

The drilling is expected to take 6 – 8 weeks to complete, depending on results and potential delays due to inclement weather.

“We are excited to have commenced our RC drill programs at Lake Johnston,” Charger Metals managing director Aidan Platel said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“The priority drill targets are in and around the Medcalf prospect where we have previously confirmed a high-grade spodumene system.

“We are also eager to drill our first holes into the Mt Gordon prospect which has excellent lithium potential and will keep the market informed as results are received.”