IronRidge Resources Limited, the African focussed minerals exploration company, reports report that it has received final assay results from its third phase drilling programme campaign at the Ewoyya Lithium Project (the “Ewoyaa Project”). The results, obtained through a Diamond Drilling (‘DD’) programme, returned high-grade intersections with the most significant drill intersection reported to date at the Ewoyaa Project within the Cape Coast Lithium Portfolio in Ghana, West Africa.
Commenting on the Company’s latest progress, Len Kolff, Chief Operating Officer of IronRidge, said:
“The latest diamond drilling results from the third phase drilling programme have delivered robust drill intersections and are our highest Li2O grade x length of mineralised interval (‘metal endowment’) reported to date in a single drill hole at the Ewoyaa Project; 76m @ 1.81% Li2O and 33.5m @ 1.3% Li2O in hole GDD0010.
“Visual observations from both diamond drill holes reconfirms that coarse grained spodumene is the dominant lithium phase at the Ewoyaa Project; in-line with previously reported metallurgical results where greater than 6% Li2O concentrates with low contaminants and up to 85% recoveries can be generated at a coarse 6.3mm crush and using DMS gravity separation (refer RNS of 21 May 2019).
“Additionally, infill hole GDD0010 has confirmed continuity of mineralisation and grade within the central zone of the Ewoyaa Main deposit, where the majority of the Indicated category resource will be estimated.
“We are now working towards delivering the maiden MRE in Q1 2020. In the meantime, field teams continue to develop and advance the project portfolio with ongoing regional exploration programmes, baseline monitoring and drill site re-vegetation works.”