A 9,000m resource extension drilling programme commenced in mid-May with four RC pre-collars completed to date and the diamond rig expected on site in June.
Assays from the exploration and metallurgical diamond drill programme1 completed in the March Quarter are now expected by mid-June (previously end May) with metallurgical test work to commence upon the receipt of assays. The test work is expected to take 12 weeks.
These two key work programmes will underpin an update and likely expansion of the lithium Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) for Pioneer Dome and the commencement of a Scoping Study in the December Quarter.
Heritage, environmental and technical studies required to support a Mining Lease application are also underway to fast track the potential development of the project.