Pioneer Dome Lithium-Caesium-Tantalum Project
Pioneer has discovered pegmatite-hosted lithium mineralisation in rock chip samples at its 100%-held Pioneer Dome Project. The Project, near Norseman in Western Australia, is located 130 km south of Kalgoorlie. The Project is situated 200 km north of the Port of Esperance with access via the Goldfields Highway. Water and gas pipelines also pass through the Project. The Project covers an area of approximately 341 km² comprising six exploration licences plus a mining lease which has been pegged over the Sinclair Caesium Zone.
At least 13 clusters of pegmatites, including LCT pegmatites, have been identified along a 20 km strike length. Approximately 7000 soil samples have been used to identify 9 priority and 15 mid-rank targets. Mapping and additional sampling required to generate drill targets. The inaugural 5000m RC programme at the end of 2016, identified both high grade Lithium and Caesium. The Project demonstrates strong potential for the discovery of a significant spodumene deposit and will be a focus for future drilling – such a discovery would be a major value driver. The high grade Caesium prospect has been named Sinclair Zone, and the Company is currently drilling to test extensions of this zone, and a Mineral Resource Estimate is underway.
Mavis Lithium Project
The Mavis Lithium Project, located in north western Ontario, Canada, covers an area of 2624 hectares. The Project is well located to relevant infrastructure, being 19 km from Dryden and 300 km from Thunder Bay on adjacent to the Trans Canadian Highway. Pioneer has an Option Agreement and Strategic Alliance with International Lithium Corp (TSX.V: ILC) to earn up to an 80% interest in the Mavis Project.
Diamond drilling has intersected high grade lithium in spodumene-pegamatites >800m strike length at the Fairservice Prospect. Outcrops vary in strike length from 11m to >240m and range in thickness up to 12m within an initial 4.8 km long target zone. Diamond drilling commenced December 2016. Multiple additional, undrilled lithium pegmatite targets.
Raleigh Lithium Project
The Raleigh Lithium Project is located 75 km southeast of Dryden, Ontario, and 60 km southeast of the Mavis Project. There are multiple lithium pegmatite targets, which will be targeted in diamond drilling to commence First Quarter 2017.
Donelly Lithium Project
The Donelly Lithium Project is located in the world class Greenbushes Mineral Field in south-west Western Australia. It extends from 12 km to 60 km southwest of the world class Greenbushes Lithium Mine, and comprises two exploration licence applications (E70/4826 and E70/4829) covering a total area of 220 km². The Donnelly Project is considered prospective for lithium contained in spodumene-bearing pegmatites of the Lithium-Caesium-Tantalum (LCT) geochemical family.
Phillips River Lithium Project
The 100%-held Phillips River Lithium Project is located approximately 100 km east of the Mt Cattlin Lithium Mine, Ravensthorpe, in Western Australia. The project comprises three exploration licence applications that cover approximately 340 km² that are considered prospective for lithium spodumene-bearing pegmatites. Initial work will be to undertake detailed soil geochemistry in the areas of very anomalous lithium results returned from roadside sampling completed by a previous tenement holder.
Bogardi Lithium Project
Pioneer 90%, Milford Holdings Pty Ltd 10%. Located 100 km southeast of Gascoyne Junction, the Bogadi project covers a very large, 25 km by 8 km, lithium-rubidium-niobium-tantalum-phosphorus geochemical anomaly. The anomaly may represent an ‘unconventional’ sedimentary lithium deposit. On grant, broad-spaced drill holes will test for the source of the geochemical anomaly.