We began drilling in the St Austell area in April 2019, which was the first time any company had drilled for lithium in the UK.
Extensive trenching work followed to establish the continuity of the discovered lithium mineralisation over several kilometres and deeper holes were subsequently drilled in December 2019 to assess the depth of the find. The results were reported and an independently certified JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee) Mineral Resource Estimate declared. Further drilling was completed in December 2020 and February 2021.
An Innovate UK Smart Grant has provided valuable funding to accelerate Imerys British Lithium’s exciting research and development work.