South West Region
Venus Metals holds four exploration licences (E70/5315, E70/5316, E70/5712, E70/5620) and two exploration licence applications (ELA 70/6009, ELA 70/5675) totalling 400 square kilometres near Greenbushes / Bridgetown, South West Region of Western Australia
Venus Metals lithium exploration work will focus on the westernmost part of E70/5315 that abuts the Talison Lithium Greenbushes Mining leases, in an attempt to delineate potential mineralized zones along interpreted structures and dykes from the Greenbushes Li Mine into Venus’ tenement.
Greenbushes East Project A broad potassic rich area (>9 km2) has been identified from regional radiometric data and is located southeast of Talison Lithium’s world-class Greenbushes Lithium-Tantalum mine.
Talison states " The Greenbushes pegmatites belong to the Lithium-Caesium-Tantalum family. The Greenbushes pegmatite deposit intrudes along a major northwest regional fault zone. It is approximately 2,525 million years old. The pegmatite consists of a large main zone over 3 kms long and up to 300m wide with numerous smaller pegmatite dykes and pods flanking the main body. The Greenbushes pegmatites are mineralogically zoned in a lenticular interfingering style along strike and down dip. The lithium zone is over 2 km long and enriched with the lithium-bearing mineral spodumene, which often makes up 50 percent of the rock. The Greenbushes pegmatite has unique features that distinguish it from many other rare-metal pegmatite. Talison Lithium ore (spodumene) at Greenbushes is mined from the fresh, unweathered zones in the pegmatite that are exposed in the open pits."
Venus Metals is continuing a systematic approach to understanding the geology of E70/5315 and a program is planned for 2022.