Summit (ASX:SUM) starting off sampling at Phillips River Lithium

Summit (ASX:SUM) starting off sampling at Phillips River Lithium

November 16, 2023 Off By Tom Duggan

Nearby Mt Cattlin and a recent high-profile lithium discovery at Ravensthorpe, Summit Minerals is beginning its initial geochemical soil surveys over the Phillips River Lithium Project with an eye towards drilling early in the new year.

The campaign is directed at defining potential pegmatite-hosted lithium mineralisation and opening up high-priority targets, covering several recently interpreted intrusive bodies.

The project lies 20 kilometres from Mt Cattlin and just two and a half away from Bulletin Resources’ fresh discovery of high grade spodumene lithium with rock chip results as high as 7.04 per cent.

Summit’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Gower He said the company was pleased to be beginning the program over Phillips River Lithium.

“The region is highly prospective for multiple commodities, including lithium and a suite of other critical minerals. This has been demonstrated by the recent exploration successes of Bulletin Resources and other existing resource companies in the region,” Mr He said.

The project-wide campaign is expected to begin next week and wrap up within two to three weeks, with first assays expected early in the new year as Summit plots its maiden campaign.

Feeding Mt Cattlin

Production at Mt Cattlin could be coming to an end by 2027 unless new resources are found for the 1.8mtpa processing plant, and Summit has staked its claim to find them from similar rocks to the Allkem operation.

There is also potential for rare earth and copper-gold targets in the region, and half a world away Summit is soon due to receive results from a comprehensive early exploration campaign over its Castor Lithium Project in Canada’s prolific James Bay.

SUM Phillips River Map

Project location map and drill plan

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