Solis has embarked on a 3,600-meter diamond drill program at its Estrela prospect, situated in the burgeoning Borborema Lithium Province.
The drilling endeavor has begun, with the first of two track-mounted rigs targeting a pegmatite site known for its high lithium content, evidenced by prior rock chip results showing up to 7.6% Li2O. This initiative is part of a broader exploration strategy, with multiple pegmatite outcrops identified for testing during this phase.
The exploration has confirmed four distinct pegmatite bodies, all containing spodumene, which collectively represent over 1.5 kilometers of surface strike extension. These findings underscore the site’s potential lithium yield.
In tandem with activities at Estrela, preparations for a 1,300-meter drilling program at the Mina Vermelha prospect are in progress. This parallel effort indicates an extensive exploration strategy within the region.
The drilling operations at Estrela mark a significant phase in Solis’s exploration within the Borborema Province. Initial surface samples suggest promising prospects, with multiple spodumene-rich pegmatite outcrops identified. The current drilling program aims to verify the continuity of mineralization and assess the volume down dip and along strike throughout the tenement.
With one rig already operational and a second slated for deployment by October’s end, the expedited program aims to rapidly assess Estrela’s potential. This strategy falls in line with Solis’s commitment to exploring the lithium potential within the Borborema Province, leveraging its operational base in Parelhas to streamline operations and foster local community engagement.
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