Next Phase of Exploration to Commence at Irish Lithium Projects
- Capital Mining to immediately commence next phase of exploration at Wolfhound Lithium Projects in the Republic of Ireland
- Program will follow up high grade lithium assay results of up to 2.47% Li2O achieved in first phase field program
- Program is aimed at refining highly encouraging first pass exploration results to confirm drill targets for maiden drill program to be conducted in Q2, 2017
- Projects located adjacent to International Lithium Corp's. (CVE:ILC) JV Avalonia Lithium Project with China's largest lithium producer, Ganfeng Lithium (SHE:002460)
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Capital's maiden exploration program at the Wolfhound Projects was successful in identifying lithium-bearing pegmatites at the priority Ballon (PL 2930 & PL 2931) and Borris (PL 3559, PL 3211 & PL 1597) Prospects (see Figure 1 in the link below - Project Location Map). Assay results from the first phase field work included an outstanding high grade 2.47% Li2o rock chip assay at the Borris Prospect (ASX announcement 27 February 2017).
The Company is highly encouraged by the positive first phase results and is now embarking on a more detailed exploration program with the aim of defining drill targets for a maiden drilling campaign. Drilling is anticipated to commence in the following quarter.
Capital has assessed results from its initial exploration program, in conjunction with open file geophysical data, in order to define and refine priority target areas and form a full assessment of the project's potential.
The second phase of field work will include a systematic geochemical sampling program, comprising further rock chip and soil sampling, from the higher grade areas and a comprehensive ground magnetometer survey, designed to assist with refining drill targets.
The drill targets will then be ranked in preparation for the maiden drill program at the Wolfhound Project.
The Company will update the market on results of the second phase of field work and on details and timing of the proposed drilling program in due course.
Wolfhound Managing Director and Ireland-based Thomas Corr said:
"To be confidently back out in the field is a significantly encouraging step so early in the Wolfhound Project's exploration cycle. After a highly positive first pass exploration program which confirmed the project area's potential to host additional lithium-bearing pegmatites of significant economic value, the Company is eager to expedite works immediately and lay the foundations for the maiden drilling program at Wolfhound."
The Ballon and Borris Prospects are located in the highly prospective Leinster Granite Region in the south east of Ireland, in close proximity to International Lithium Corp's (CVE:ILC) Avalonia Lithium Project. ILC has reported high grade intersections from drilling at the Avalonia Project including; 2.33% Li2O over 4.62m, including 3.29% Li2O over 1.67m (refer ILC release, 21 July 2016).
About the Wolfhound Lithium Projects
Capital entered into a Binding Agreement to acquire 100% of the issued capital of Wolfhound Lithium Limited (Wolfhound), the owner of the Ballon, Borris and Tinahely Projects, in June 2016 (ASX announcement, 1 June 2016). Capital subsequently completed the acquisition of Wolfhound and all seven Prospecting Licence Applications covering the project areas have been granted - PLs 2930, 2931, 1597, 3211, 3559, 1473 and 1715 (ASX announcement, 22 September 2016).
The projects cover a total area of approximately 270km2 in the highly prospective Leinster Granite in the south east of Ireland, and are considered prospective for lithium-rich spodumene bearing pegmatites. The Leinster Granite hosts lithium-bearing pegmatites that are analogous to Talison's world class Greenbushes Lithium Project in Western Australia - the Greenbushes Mineral field hosts the world's largest pegmatite hosted lithium resource.
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About Capital Mining Limited
Capital Mining Limited (ASX:CMY) is an active ASX listed junior mineral resources company focused on the acquisition and exploration of key, demand driven commodities. Its project portfolio includes lithium prospective assets in Western Australia and the Republic of Ireland, plus gold and base metals projects in New South Wales.
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