Due to the high potential Li-Sn-Ta resource we have now commenced a new phase of exploration drilling at Ntunga. The programme will test the continuation of mineralisation down dip of the 2018 drilling and along strike with the aim of producing an updated resource and wider exploration target.
In 2018, exploration efforts within the Trinity Ntunga licence successfully defined an initial 9Mt @0.23% Sn-Eq Sn-Ta (Tin-Tantalum) resource hosted in a large LCT pegmatite system. In addition, the team discovered consistent high grades of 1.5% Li₂O (Lithium Oxide) dominantly within spodumene mineralisation in several holes with intersections over 80m true width and open to a depth past 300 m and along strike.
The team’s further analysis of the drill core has revealed a second potential host of significant volumes of lithium mineralization in the metasedimentary host rock of up to 1% Li₂O.
As a result of this exciting discovery, the group performed additional study and test work, which prompted a next phase of modelling and metallurgical testing.
The current phase of drilling will be completed at the end of Q1 2024 after which we are confident that we will be able to progress into a feasibility study. Trinity is focused on advancing this deposit and anticipates an updated resource statement in the near term.