RK Lithium Venture – KT East Lithium Prospect

Battery and significant metals explorer and developer Pan Asia Metals Restricted (ASX: PAM) (‘PAM’ or ‘the Corporate’) is happy to record that box paintings on the KT East Lithium Prospect continues to ship sturdy effects and enlarge the possibility of the chance.

  • Rock-chip sampling continues to give a boost to prospectivity
  • Zone of ample lepidolite pegmatites 1.5km lengthy and 500m vast outline
  • Person dykes as much as 20m vast, many 7-10m vast, ranging all the way down to 1m or much less
  • Outdated mine dumps containing in depth lepidolite pegmatite give a boost to doable to north
  • Hand-held XRF (hhXRF) of rock-chip samples go back extremely increased Li pathfinder parts comparable to rubidium (Rb) and ceasium (Cs)
  • Modelled Li2O grades the usage of Rb regression are supported by way of the presence of lepidolite and white mica in lots of samples
  • KTE prospect has higher footprint than the RK and BT Lithium Potentialities blended
  • Soil sampling on 100m x 25m grid has begun, with related rock-chip sampling and mapping
  • Initial drill websites recognized, a number of walk-up objectives recognized, many extra websites to evaluate
  • Drilling scheduled for later this 12 months

Pan Asia Metals’ Managing Director, Paul Lock, stated: “The KT Lithium Prospect is proving to be in depth, and the Li2O mod grades proceed to provoke. PAM’s box group has begun a grid-based soil and rock-chip sampling and geological mapping program, with soil sampling being carried out on a 100m x 25m grid. Preliminary gridding studies were very encouraging, and we look forward to formal effects ahead of offering an replace at the program in per week or so. We also are investigating drill websites, with a number of walk-up drill objectives recognized. Drilling is predicted to begin later this 12 months. KT gifts PAM a considerable extension to RK and BT possibilities and, with the KT footprint already higher than RK and BT blended, KT has the possible so as to add really extensive tonnes, which means that doable for a longer undertaking existence and/or larger annual LCE manufacturing. Those effects are feeding into discussions with strategic companions, so the KT exploration good fortune is well timed.”

PAM is happy to offer this replace as its box group continues its exploration program on the KT East Lithium Prospect. This extremely potential zone continues to ship, with further pegmatites came upon right through the continuing rock-chip and mapping program. This replace follows on from PAM’s contemporary ASX announcement dated Might 22, 2024 and titled “RK Lithium Venture – KT East Lithium Prospect Lepidolite Pegmatite Dyke Swarm – Discovery Footprint Expands”. The lithium pegmatite box is recognized over a strike period of roughly 2.4km and a width of no less than 2.4km

The pegmatite dyke swarm stays open and is now higher than the mixture space of the RK and BT Lithium Potentialities blended. Further pegmatites, or extensions to up to now mapped pegmatites, were came upon, and the sector group recognized a ancient alluvial/eluvial sell off, remnants from ancient tin mining, the place rock-chips grading 1.74% and 1.64% Li2O mod had been taken. The sell off is ready 70% Lepidolite pegmatites (see Determine 1 and Image 1). Different dumps and samples also are positioned instantly to the west.

Determine 1: RK Lithium Venture: KT East Li Prospect – Rockchip geochemistry.

Image 1: KT Li Prospect – Ancient alluvial/eluvial sell off, ~70% lepidolite pegmatite

On this record, pattern main points and pertinent hhXRF effects are offered in Appendix 2 – “Desk 3, KT East Lithium Prospect – hhXRF Rb and Li2O% mod”. Additional technical main points are supplied in Appendix 3, being JORC Desk 1. Suitable plans are supplied on this record.

Rock-chip sampling and mapping has been carried out throughout the KT East prospect space, gathering samples of outcrop, subcrop and waft for research. These kind of samples are described as pegmatite, with various quantities of lepidolite and white mica. Lots of the samples are described as weathered. Hand held X-Ray fluorescence research (hhXRF) was once performed on an informally powdered pattern that studies to the ground nook of the calico pattern bag. Two separate research according to pattern are taken in several places, with the typical outcome used to record grades. The research was once carried out the usage of an Olympus Delta 400hhXRF in Geochem mode with twin beam research for 30 seconds every. The hhXRF studies 43 parts, however now not lithium. Reported parts come with lithium pathfinders and related parts comparable to Rb, Cs, Mn, Ok, Ba, Sn, Ta and Nb. Rb (rubidium) shows an excessively sturdy correlation with Li in hhXRF rubidium v laboratory effects for Li. This Rb:Li correlation has an R2 of 0.82 founded upon 162 earlier rockchip samples from the RK and BT possibilities (see Appendix 3, Desk 1). This system has been practiced by way of PAM for a few years as a correct and price efficient way of figuring out goal zones temporarily and successfully.

The sturdy Rb:Li correlation allows a regression components for use to estimate an Li2O grade, herein known as “Li2O% mod”. The regression components is simplified to a few x Rb (ppm) = Li2O mod (ppm). The consequences for Rb and Li2O% mod for brand new samples (20553-20602) accrued at KT East are reported in Appendix 2. The Li2O% mod values of those samples vary from 0.01% to a few.06% % Li2O, with a median of one.14%. Of all 132 samples up to now accrued on the prospect, 96 have returned values more than 0.50% Li2O mod, with a median of one.19% Li2O mod. The Li2O% mod values are supported by way of different Li pathfinders recognized by way of hhXRF, in addition to the presence of variable, however repeatedly ample lepidolite and white mica.

Readers are cautioned that the Li2O% mod values reported are estimates of doable lithium grade founded upon the sturdy correlation between Rb and Li, and an easy regression components carried out to hhXRF effects for Rb. The derived Li2O% mod values are supported by way of the presence of lithium micas within the samples examined. Readers must observe the Li2O% mod values aren’t laboratory high quality effects and precise Li2O contents for those samples look forward to affirmation by way of laboratory research to be undertaken at a later date.

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