Forrestania up 16% in second hour of commerce as WA lithium drilling to kick off once more subsequent month


Lithium explorer microcap Forrestania Assets (ASX:FRS) is defying a crimson Tuesday on the bourse with the corporate right this moment confirming it’s going to kick off lithium drilling at its WA acreage subsequent month, beginning off 2023 on a excessive word. 

The corporate has acquired full approvals wanted to begin drilling the 5,000m Reverse Circulation (RC) program focusing on the next prospects:

  • South Iron Cap East (testing new goal recognized in April) 

  • Gemcutter (focusing on potential lithium extensions) 

  • Bounty East (undrilled goal 6km to east of one other mine) 

  • Big Pegmatite (focusing on high-grade deposit)

The ‘Big’ pegmatite prospect has beforehand turned over high-grade intercepts for hard-rock lithium. 

Chief amongst these intercepts of word is a 34m lengthy core part @ 3.1% lithium concentrations; firmly establishing it as a ‘high-grade’ core and, Forrestania is hopeful, a broadly mineralised excessive grade deposit. 

In October, the corporate raised $2.7m to proceed creating its self-titled Forrestania Undertaking by means of a share placement, including 18m shares to its register. 

The corporate’s exploration plan has shifted considerably since earlier within the 12 months, with the “Bannon” prospect having dropped off the radar, in addition to the “Nice Southern” and “Prince” targets. 

Regardless, investor sentiment is clearly bullish. 

Vital improvement

“As we speak’s announcement is critical marking the receipt of ultimate approvals to drill the extremely potential Big Pegmatite the place a historic drillhole intercepted 34m @ 3.1%,” Forrestania boss John Hannaford mentioned. 

“We’re additionally planning to drill take a look at different prime quality prospects together with South Iron Cap East, which is a major, undrilled goal given its proximity to IGO’s South Iron Cap lithium discovery.”

Hannaford described the beginning of 2023 for Forrestania as “very lively.” 

Spodumene potential to be seen

Provided that the corporate is focusing on pegmatite mineralisation, buyers will probably be keenly watching to be taught whether it is spodumene or lepidolite. 

Spodumene is the popular mineralisation of selection for battery steel provide chains; the mineral inherently accommodates lithium and is less complicated to course of downstream than its counterparts. 

Lepidolite, then again, can also be fairly widespread (and the specialty focus of some ASX-listed explorers), however is finally tougher to course of downstream. 

Spodumene auctions, performed by Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS), have been a important money-maker for the corporate all 12 months.

A look at Forrestania's three month charts

A take a look at Forrestania’s three month charts



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