The Marble Bar Lithium Project (MBLP) is located 150km south-east of Port Hedland and 15km north-west of Marble Bar in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
This region is one of the world’s major hard-rock lithium provinces and hosts the world-class Pilgangoora deposit (owned by Pilbara Minerals Limited, ASX: PLS) and Wodgina deposit (owned in joint venture between Albemarle and Mineral Resources Limited, ASX: MIN).
The MBLP exhibits spodumene bearing pegmatite intrusives within the project area greenstone, which is a similar geological setting to that as seen in those nearby major lithium deposits.
The MBLP is located in a well-established mining region, with access to infrastructure. The sealed Marble Bar Road that connects Port Hedland to Marble Bar traverses the tenement area.
Within the MBLP, Global Lithium has to date focussed on exploring the Archer deposit, which comprises a swarm of spodumene bearing pegmatites over a 3km by 1km zone. In June 2020, the company reported a maiden JORC 2012 Inferred Mineral Resource of 10.5 million tonnes at 1.0% Li2O following three reverse circulation (RC) drill programs.
The Archer deposit remains open in all directions.
Outside of the Archer deposit, opportunity exists for further discoveries across the broader MBLP area. Much of the area is covered with a thin layer of sediment, particularly in the Brockman Zone in the east of the project area. The Company has identified outcropping pegmatites over 2km from the current Archer area that have yet to be followed up.
Global Lithium also plans to undertake exploration activities outside areas of known mineralisation, including additional drilling, on additional identified lithium, gold and base metals targets within the MBLP.