By Business Reporter – Friday 25 September 2020
HARARE (Mining Index) – MIRRORPLEX (Pvt) Limited has started drilling at its Bindura Lithium Project, with the initial 23-hole program comprising 2,000 metres of reverse circulation (RC), with an RC rig now on site.
In August this year, Mirrorplex announced it had reached an advanced stage in drilling its Lithium project in Bindura, which is believed to be the highest grade undeveloped lithium project in Zimbabwe.
The RC rig begins with the first hole drilling underneath Bonnyvale.
Stage two drilling will consist of reverse circulation aimed at confirming mineralisation beneath Lochness North, South Bonny Vale and Hereford East and West as well as testing for extensions of mineralisation.
The company has RC drill spinning at Bindura Lithium Project testing for Mineralization at depth and extensions.
Mirrorplex Cofounding Managing Director Nyasha Chidoh commented:
“It was only in June 2020 that the company made a decision to start drilling and I am particularly excited to say that since that time we have conducted extensive geological mapping with immediate drill targets and considerable blue sky,”
“Now the best part, the drilling, commences for the second time and we are confident, based on the previous drilling that we will be delivering some excellent assay results from Early December as the program unfolds.”
Chido said the reverse circulation at Bonnyvale will begin with to define the geometry and confirm previous soil and rock chips sampling from the high-grade intersections.
“Work is progressing well on a litho-structural interpretation along with a compilation of geochemical data for Mirrorplex regional tenement package. This lead-up work will be crucial in targeting the highly prospective Spodumene and Petalite lithium targets,” he said.
Results gained from the stage-1 drilling will be fed back into the structural and geochemical analysis to guide stage-2 regional drilling.
The Bindura project acreage comprises various pegmatite dykes including Bonnyvale, the northerly-striking Loch Ness suite (1a, 1b, IV), Ronspur (Mkanga) and several other unnamed dykes in the Hereford area. ENDS// www.miningndex.co.zw
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