Mining Asset

Spodumene Hill

Andrada aims to expand its resource base through exploration of its assets. Our Spodumene Hill mining licence is a constituent of the portfolio of high-quality critical minerals assets located less than 15 km from our Uis mine with a similar mineralogy. An exploration drill programme was undertaken on the Spodumene Hill Project, resulting in 1159 m of Diamond Drilling being completed over seventeen drill holes. The drill results indicate zones of lithium enrichment at depth within the pegmatites and spodumene is the only lithium ore mineral identified.

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Additionally, the results also highlighted the tantalum potential of Spodumene Hill, and the relevance of the recently constructed tantalum recovery circuit. The proximity of the Spodumene Hill Project to the existing operations provides an immediate opportunity for additional revenues from the project area by blending tantalum grades.

Our Spodumene Hill asset offers lithium, tantalum and tin minerals at a depth of approximately 2 metres.

  • 4 900-hectare licence area less than 15 km from Uis

  • Spodumene confirmed by XRD analysis

  • Mineralogically similar to the Uis pegmatites
    • Drilling programme completed July 2023 had significant intersections of 2.32 % Li₂O

  • Future work programmes will investigate the nature and origin of these higher-grade zones within the pegmatite to identify extensions and additional occurrences
Andrada Mining - Aerial map of spodumene hill and drill cores with visible spodumene
Aerial map of spodumene hill and drill cores with visible spodumene