- DYM defines a 2.8km lithium anomaly at the Widgiemooltha project, in the highly prospective Kambalda district of WA
- Pioneer Dome West (PDW) housing at Widgiemooltha adjacent to 11.2Mt with 1.2% Li2O2 Essential Metals Dome North Lithium Project
- Auger sampling to begin next week
First-pass soil sampling at Pioneer Dome West (PDW), part of Dynamic Metals’ larger Widgiemooltha project in WA, has identified a 2.8km trend of elevated lithium levels.
Widgiemooltha covers an extensive area of ~880 km2 between Norseman and Kambalda, a region well known for its numerous nickel and gold mines.
The company had previously found end-hole gold at two prospects at Widgiemooltha, along with thick, high-grade nickel at the inaugural Dordie Far West (DFW) drilling.
But more recently the area has gained importance for its lithium prospectivity, with notable spodumene deposits in the area, including the Mt Marion, Bald Hill and Buldania projects, all within a 25km radius of Dynamic Metals (ASX:DYM) tenure.
The Pioneer Dome West home is also located next to Essential Metals’ (ASX:ESS) Dome North lithium project hosting a resource of 11.2Mt at 1.2% Li2O2 and is subject to the proposed acquisition by Develop Global (ASX:DVP).
This first pass program tested 12 km of fort along the western side of PDW, adjacent to the Dome North project, and defined an elevated lithium trend (>40 ppm) extending over 2.8 km.
“We are very encouraged by these early results due to the size of the anomaly in this highly prospective region. “There are no outcrops on this part of the property, so taking a systematic and measured approach to exploration is the key to Dynamic’s success.”
Prospect for lithium, cesium and tantalum pegmatites
Dynamic’s soil sampling program is the first systematic lithium exploration program across the PDW prospect area, due to its historical focus on gold and nickel exploration.
About 1900 soil samples were taken every 40 m in lines spaced 400 m apart to obtain geochemical data coverage across the interpreted greenstone sequence, flanked to the east by the Pioneer Dome granite and to the west by regional granites.
While the magnitude of the newly identified 2.8 km trend is subtle, the consistency of the trend and the track length of nearly 3 km are considered very encouraging, the company says.
Auger sampling the next step
The company is preparing to test the lithium anomaly identified in soil sampling and is expected to begin an auger fill sampling program next week.
Auger sampling will test the regolith profile in three lines, and the results are expected to help determine the significance of the elevated lithium trend.
This article was developed in collaboration with Dynamic Metals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publication.
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