Lake Johnston Lithium Project
Lake Johnston Lithium Project
The Lake Johnston Lithium Project (70% CHR, 30% LIT) is located 450km east of Perth, Western Australia, in the central part of Yilgarn Lithium Province, which hosts the majority of Australia’s Lithium Mineral Resources.
Location map of Lake Johnston Lithium Project in relation to other Yilgarn Block lithium projects.
This location is not only highly prospective for lithium mineralisation but benefits from excellent infrastructure. This includes easy access to the road and rail corridor between Kalgoorlie and Esperance, which both in turn lead to the port infrastructure at Esperance and Fremantle.
Approximately 70km to the West of Lake Johnson is the Earl Grey (Mt Holland) Lithium Project, one of the largest undeveloped hard-rock lithium projects in Australia, with the Earl Grey Deposit resource1 estimated at 189 Mt at 1.5% Li2O. This is under development by Covalent Lithium Pty Ltd, which is the manager of a JV between subsidiaries of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (“SQM”) and Wesfarmers Limited.
The lithium prospects at Lake Johnston occur within a 50km long corridor along the southern and western margin of the Lake Johnston granite batholith.
Initial geochemistry and geophysics confirmed several highly prospective target areas at Lake Johnson, with potential for scale and grade, including the Medcalf and Mt Day prospects
Lake Johnston Lithium Project Location approximately 450km east of Perth and 70km east of the Earl Grey Lithium Project (Covalent Lithium Pty Ltd).
Rock chip samples of outcropping pegmatites at Medcalf confirmed high-grade lithium in spodumene, with results between 1.51 – 7.15% Li2O.
A maiden 41-hole RC drilling programme subsequently completed at Medcalf delineated a swarm of stacked spodumene-bearing pegmatites within a 100m wide corridor, over 250m down dip, and over a 700m strike. Multiple high-grade zones were intersected, such as 5m @2.55%Li20 from 68m (22CRC002).
Left: Drill collars relative to the surface mapped pegmatite swarm at Medcalfe
Right: Cross section A-A’ at Medcalfe showing an interpretation of the pegmatite swarm
With this maiden drilling having confirmed high-grade lithium in spodumene pegmatites, Charger believes the potential for scale remains open, and preparations are underway for follow up extensional drill programmes both down dip and along strike.
Mt Day Lithium Prospect
The Mt Day Prospect is located ~25km northwest of the Medcalf Prospect, close to the Hyden-Norseman highway. It is a large lithium-caesium-tantalum (“LCT”) pegmatite field defined by strong lithium soil anomalies extending for 5.5km x 1.5km, which are coincident with mapped pegmatites. Rock chip samples of the outcropping pegmatites demonstrate high-grade lithium and tantalum mineralisation, and the Company is working towards its maiden drill programme at Mt Day to test for lithium mineralisation at depth.
Left: Mt Day Prospect, showing named and mapped pegmatites, with Li2O and Ta analyses from rock chips, overlaying an image of lithium index value
Right: (same map as above): Lake Johnston Lithium Project Location approximately 450km east of Perth and 70km east of the Earl Grey Lithium Project (Covalent Lithium Pty Ltd).