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This growing lithium project is one to watch

Global Lithium Manna

Global Lithium Resources has received final results from the 2023 drilling campaign at its Manna lithium project in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

The company undertook 60,000m of reverse circulation and diamond drilling at Manna over the course of 2023.

The project area can be broken into three areas: north, central, and south, all of which have demonstrated significant high-grade intercepts.

Manna north has been particularly prospective, yielding assay results such as:

  • A 15.4m intercept at 1.28 per cent lithium oxide from a depth of 212.5m
  • 12m at 1.55 per cent lithium oxide from 191m
  • 16m at 1.65 per cent lithium oxide from 342m.

Exploration also shows that mineralisation remains open at depth along strike at Manna north. Global Lithium Resources has a separate underground mine study underway focussing on the Manna north lithium mineralisation.

Manna central yielded similarly high calibre results, such as:

  • 11m at 1.61 per cent lithium oxide from 68m
  • 9m at 1.56 per cent lithium oxide 308.1m.

A new series of pegmatite lenses were identified to the southwest of Manna under shallow cover. Highlights from step out exploration at Manna South include:

  • 21m at 0.99 per cent lithium oxide from 91m
  • 11m at 0.95 per cent lithium oxide from 50m.

Follow up exploration will commence in the second quarter of the year.

“After delivering a safe and successful 2023 drill campaign it is rewarding to have received final assay results that demonstrate the continuity and high-grade nature of the Manna lithium deposit,” Global Lithium general manager Logan Barber said.

“The … exploration team is now gearing up to embark on the company’s third successive drill campaign at Manna that will focus on drill testing potential new zones of shallow lithium mineralisation southwest and along strike of the Manna lithium deposit.”

Manna currently hosts a mineral resource of 36 million tonnes at 1.13 per cent lithium oxide.

Using these final assay results, a mineral resource estimate update is underway, expected in the second quarter of the year.

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