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Hayes Hill

Lithium-Nickel Project

The Hayes Hill Lithium-Nickel Project consists of two granted exploration licences and three exploration licence applications in a highly mineral-prospective corridor with significant untested lithium potential.

The project is situated 10-14 km east-southeast of the Dome North lithium pegmatite deposit and immediately east of the Sinclair caesium pegmatite mine, both owned by Essential Metals Limited (ASX:ESS). Liontown’s (ASX:LTR) Buldania lithium deposits are located a further 43 km to the southeast of the Hayes Hill Project area.

Modest lithium soil anomalies have been identified from cursory geochemical work by the project owner, however, much of the ground is yet to be adequately screened using systematic soil or auger techniques, providing a greenfields opportunity for lithium in a well-located tenure package.

In addition, the project has strong nickel potential with robust high-tenor nickel -copper-PGE soil anomalies that have not yet been drill tested. Nickel prospective ultramafic rocks extend 18 km north along strike from Galileo’s (ASX:GAL) Calisto nickel-PGE discovery and 11 km northwest along strike from S2 Resources’ (ASX:S2R) Polar Bear nickel prospect.

Zenith has secured previous auger sampling and historic gold samples covering a large portion of the centre of the project area, allowing for a rapid assessment of this part of the project area for lithium. Additional hand auger sampling close to the Green Bananas nickel anomaly, as well as lithium soil sampling, is scheduled for February 2023, and planning has also commenced for an initial first-pass air core drilling of the Green Bananas and PlatX nickel targets.