Askari Metals puts hopes on Kestrel Pegmatite within the Uis Lithium Project

Assay results from Askari Matals’ Kestrel Pegmatite Target on EPL 8535 show high-grade mineralisation of up to 3.06% Li2O.

EPL 8535 is part of Askari Metals’ Uis Lithium Project, comprising EPL 7345.

The results are from 32 rock chip samples collected at the Kestrel Pegmatite Target as part of an extensive multi-faceted 2024 field exploration campaign. 

Askari Metals chief exploration and project manager Cliff Fitzhenry said the results are highly encouraging and confirm that with widths up to 30m and a strike length of more than 1.4km, Kestrel is a pegmatite of scale. 

Fitzhenry also said the Kestrel Pegmatite displays high-grade lithium mineralisation with a total of 10 samples displaying assays of >1% Li2O with the best results being 3.06%, 2.97%, 2.91%, 2.88% and 2.28% Li2O.

“These high-grade rock chip assays combined with visually observed zonation textures as well elemental ratio plots confirm that Kestrel is a highly fractionated, fertile, LCT type pegmatite,” he said. 

Original source Wonder Guchu May 20, 2024