Intra Energy Corporation’s Maggie Hays Prospect Teases Lithium Potential in WA

Intra Energy Corporation Limited (ASX: IEC) has identified multiple large-scale lithium anomalies in the Lake Johnston Greenstone Belt in Western Australia that may herald a scale larger as a result of surface alluvial cover.

Soil sampling at Maggie Hays Hill prospect has revealed multiple, large-scale lithium anomalies that extend up to 1,200 metres long and 500 metres wide.

The lithium values are between 60ppm and 147ppm Li2O.

The anomalies were associated with outcropping lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) enriched granite intrusions.

Nearby discoveries

Adding lustre to the untapped potential is the prospect is located 25km north of two separate spodumene lithium discoveries.

The Burmeister Spodumene deposit is held by TG Metals (ASX: TG6) and 25km north-west of the Medcalf Spodumene deposit held by Charger Metals Limited (ASX: CHR) and Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO).

With surface alluvial cover obscuring the scale of the anomalism at Maggie Hays Hill, drilling will unveil the size of the anomaly.

In detail

The soil sampling program was designed to provide first-pass geochemical coverage over the entire tenement for lithium, associated pathfinder elements, gold, and base metals.

The soil survey was completed on a spacing that varied between 400m x 100m and 200m x 100m, with a total of 1286 soil samples collected.

An initial 532 results are reported and have identified three new, large-scale, high-priority lithium anomalies.

Further Work

The company is expecting the remaining 754 soil assay results in March.

Once all results have been received plans will be finalised for additional exploration and drilling.

Fieldwork and mapping will be conducted during March around the lithium anomalies to identify any outcropping pegmatites.

Time and drilling will tell the story at Maggie Hays as to what lies beneath the surface.

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