by Greg Klein | October 20, 2016
Following up on channel samples announced last month, Equitorial Exploration TSXV:EXX released three specimen samples from its Li lithium project in the Northwest Territories on October 20. The samples come from the property’s lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatite dyke swarms, showing:
- 2.85% Li2O, 28.1 g/t Ta2O5 and 0.05% SnO2
- 1.85% Li2O, 53.4 g/t Ta2O5 and 0.05% SnO2
- 1.36% Li2O, 55.8 g/t Ta2O5 and 0.11% SnO2
The dyke swarms have been traced over a combined length of 13 kilometres on mountainous terrain, the company noted. Sampled portions of the swarms are up to 52.6 metres wide, with each swarm containing multiple dykes ranging from 0.2 to 10 metres’ width.
The company’s now acquiring satellite images to help map the dyke swarms and create a 3D model. Plans for next spring include retrieving 2007 core for re-logging and reprocessing. The following summer Equitorial anticipates a program of drilling, channel sampling, mapping and prospecting.
Hosting the Little Nahanni pegmatite group, the Li property sits 30 kilometres from the former Cantung mine, in the southern NWT just east of the Yukon border.