BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2023 / Bradda Head Lithium Ltd. (AIM:BHL)(TSXV:BHLI)(OTCQB:BHLIF) (” Bradda Head Bradda BHL ” or the ” Company “), the North America-focused lithium development company, is pleased to announce drill rig mobilisation for its Phase 3 drill programme at the San Domingo pegmatite district, Arizona. This represents the second large-scale drill programme conducted in less than one year at San Domingo, underscoring the Company’s commitment to exploring and unlocking the potential of our 23km land package within this highly prospective pegmatite district.
Bradda Head was granted an exploration permit to drill at its Northern claim block in the San Domingo Pegmatite district. A rig has been mobilised and the Company expects to commence drilling this month. See Figure 1 for overview of priority target areas.
The Phase 3 drill programme has been rigorously designed, benefiting from a comprehensive array of data and analyses. Bradda’s team of geologists conducted an extensive soil geochemistry survey, undertook a thorough structural mapping programme, reviewed previous GPR geophysical data, and carried out additional ground truthing to optimize the locations and potential effectiveness of this exploration campaign.
This has resulted in the identification of several new high priority targets which the Company is excited about and anticipates making new discoveries and extending known lithium mineralization from the previous programme.
The first two phases of drilling completed in March 2023 yielded promising results, with the best intercept reported as 31.85m at 1.6% Li2O at the Midnight Owl prospect in the Northern claim block. Phase 3 drilling will aim to extend this known lithium mineralization.
San Domingo’s strategic location in Arizona places it at the heart of the burgeoning battery supply chain in the Western US. Bradda’s 23km2 pegmatite district is steeped in a history of lithium mining, with spodumene ore previously mined in the 1940s and 1950s on a small scale from surface at various historic lithium mines within Bradda’s claim boundaries.
The Company is eager to advance its exploration efforts and work towards delineating the first shallow and potentially open pitable lithium resource at San Domingo.
Bradda Head will continue to provide regular updates on the Company’s progress at San Domingo, and extends our gratitude to all stakeholders for their support as Bradda work towards unlocking the full potential of this remarkable pegmatite district.