Soris Lithium, Namibia
The Soris Lithium Project is located in central Namibia, north-west of the town Uis which is 220km north of Walvis Bay, Namibia’s largest commercial deep-water port. The project is in the Erongo Region and is connected by dirt and asphalt road to the port of Walvis Bay.
The zoned pegmatites at the Soris Lithium Project belong to a group of highly fractionated, tantalite-cassiterite, lithium-rich rare metal pegmatites known as Lithium-Cesium-Tantalum (LCT) pegmatites. The Soris pegmatites were previously mined on a small scale for tin and tantalum (Diehl, 1992). The pegmatite has not previously been mined or systematically sampled or assayed for lithium.
Surface grab and trench sample and analysis of drill holes has confirmed the presence of anomalous lithium values as well as tantalum and tin in the pegmatite exposed at surface and intersected at depth by drilling. Montero has also analyzed for Cesium and Rubidium.
The assay results confirm that lithium bearing spodumene mineralization sampled at the surface is continuous in places within the pegmatites and extends to depth in the Main Workings zone of the old tantalum-tin mine.
Mineralogical, analytical and X-ray analysis of the pegmatite mineralisation has confirmed the presence of spodumene as the main lithium mineral.
Mapping and sampling of the pegmatites exposed over a strike length of 2.4 km demonstrate anomalous lithium, tantalum and tin values in the pegmatites exposed. Although sampling has not been extensive and therefore there is no reliability to these results or observations.
Montero continues to evaluate the Lithium, Tantalum and Tin values in the pegmatite.
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