Canadian Mining Journal


LITHIUM: Avalon discovers new high grade lithium pegmatite at Separation Rapids

Core from hole SR18-80 consisting of mainly lepidolite-rich lithium mineralization. (Image: Avalon Advanced Materials)

ONTARIO – Avalon Advanced Materials has discovered a new, high grade lithium pegmatite on its 100% owned Separation Rapids project near Kenora. Called the Snowbank pegmatite, the find was made about 4 km northwest of the main deposit on land Avalon acquired in 2017.

Following the discovery, a preliminary channel sampling program was carried out. The main pegmatite returned 1.53%, 1.61% and 1.07% lithium oxide over lengths of 2 to 3 metres. Channels were cut perpendicular to the strike of the pegmatite and 10 metres apart.

Avalon has identified several targets at Snowbank and three other pegmatite occurrences –  Glitter, Wolf and Rattler. The company noted in a release that its claims are located in the traditional territory of the Wabaseemoong Independent Nation of Whitedog, Ont.

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