Kingston Mobilises for Lithium Drilling at Mt Cattlin

KSN - January 18, 2017


  • Kingston to commence a 2000m RC drilling campaign targeting high priority lithium targets
  • Outcrop, soil and rock chip sampling at Deep Purple South has identified two parallel lithium anomalous zones with a strike distance of up to 650m
  • Deep Purple South prospect originally identified by Galaxy Resources (owner of Mt Cattlin Lithium Mine 14km NE of KSN ground) but never drill tested
  • Contracts have been awarded for both surface clearing and drilling
  • Mobilisation of contractors will commence immediately

Kingston Resources (ASX:KSN) is pleased to announce that it has received all approvals to commence drilling the Deep Purple South prospect located on its Mt Cattlin Project. The initial stage 1 program of up to 2000m of RC drilling is expected to take up to two weeks. Kingston’s geochemical work at Mt Cattlin has helped define the extent of lithium mineralisation at Deep Purple South, outlining two parallel anomalous zones with a strike distance of up to 650m (Figure 1 + 2) which form the primary targets for the initial drill program.

With approvals in place, surface clearing contractors have now mobilised to site, and drilling is expected to commence by the end of the week.

In recent months Kingston has completed a detailed flora and fauna survey over the project, developed an extensive conservation management plan and conducted ethnographic and archaeological surveys with representatives of the Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar group, traditional owners of the area. This is in keeping with the Company’s commitment to ensuring all regional stakeholders are consulted throughout the exploration process. The various surveys encompassed all areas highlighted by soil geochemistry to facilitate ongoing work during 2017.

Kingston MD Andrew Corbett added “Kingston is excited to start 2017 with the drilling of one of its primary lithium targets. We look forward to reporting results later in the quarter, with a second drilling program likely to follow. The current half is set to be another busy one for Kingston as we commence drilling across two further lithium prospects and the Livingstone Gold Project.”

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