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Kali Metals discovers spodumene at Higginsville Lithium District

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Spodumene has been identified at the Kali Metal’s Spargoville Project in the Higginsville Lithium District in WA.

In late December 2023 a first pass soil sampling program was completed across the Spargoville project and the northern section of the Widgiemooltha project area.

Further large-scale geochemical soil sampling programs have been planned across the entire Higginsville Lithium District, utilising a rolling soil sampling program to cover the prospective ground across the eight projects.

A targeted reverse circulation drilling program is expected to commence at the Spargoville Project in the first half of 2024 to drill test several of the outcropping Lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites.

The Higginsville Lithium District covers approximately 1571 square kilometres of land holding with Kali owning 100 per cent of the lithium and associated battery mineral rights across these tenements.

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Eight projects have been identified as having a prospective geological setting to host LCT pegmatites. Some of these areas have existing mapped outcropping pegmatites with spodumene identified, while in other areas, pegmatite occurrences have been logged within the existing drilling intercepts throughout the extensive historical gold drilling database.

The Kali exploration team has developed a specific exploration program for each project, to be implemented throughout this year in order of prospectivity.

This approach allows the implementation of systematic exploration programs across the company’s entire tenement holding in the Higginsville Lithium District.

Large-scale geochemical sampling programs have been completed across the Spargoville and Widgie Projects. Additional programs are planned following further analysis and a comprehensive understanding of the area’s potential. Assay results from these additional programs are pending.

Kali Minerals general manager of geology, Stuart Peterson, said the Higginsville Lithium District portfolio has already proven to be prospective for lithium exploration with spodumene identified in multiple locations.

“Our exploration team, who have extensive lithium exploration experience, have set up ongoing exploration pathways for identifying new lithium discoveries across what is an impressive, district scale tenement holding,” Peterson said.

“I look forward to updating the market as the Higginsville Projects progress, along with regular updates from the company’s other lithium Projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and the Lachlan Fold Belt in Australia’s eastern states.”

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