The pegmatite is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The presence of lithium mineralisation within pegmatite in this area increases the all the best strike length of the Carrier De L’est pegmatite by some 750 metres.
Mapping has established that within the “extension corridor” the Carrier De L’est pegmatite outcrops within an area of approximately 100 square metres.
The additional work also comprised pitting and grab sampling of pegmatites, and the results of these activities will come to hand in 2018.
High-grade samples collected from fresh pegmatite
Infill and extensional sampling that has been undertaken in recent months has progressively featured high-grade lithium mineralisation.
Results ranged from a minimum of 1.43% lithium to a maximum of 4.46% lithium for 12 samples collected from fresh pegmatite.
Consequently, results from the current sampling program will be much anticipated.
20,000 metre drilling program to commence in January
AVZ is of the view that the Carrier De l’est pegmatite is at least 5500 metres long.
This additional, potentially high-grade zone of 750 metres indicates that the full strike length of this pegmatite is, not fully defined.
Consequently, much hinges on the 20,000 metre drilling program that should be completed by circa March/April 2018.