The graphitic schist unit, which contains graphite mineralisation, is estimated to be up to 130m true width.
Leliyn has a large exploration target of 200-250Mt at 8-11% Total Graphitic Carbon (TGC) for 16-27Mt of contained graphite, and so far, drill holes at both the eastern and western ends of the 5 km long target have intersected “significant widths” of graphitic schist, the company says.
Samples have now been submitted for assay, with results expected in 4-6 weeks.
“This is an exciting start to our maiden drilling campaign at Leliyn,” Kingsland Minerals (ASX:KNG) MD Richard Maddocks said.
“The interpretation of thick intervals of graphitic schist has been validated with our first few holes.
“We now have information along the graphitic schist unit which suggest good continuity along the 5km target zone.”
Drilling will continue to define the graphitic schist unit while samples are assayed for graphite content.
“The diamond drill rig will commence in about a week and will collect important metallurgical samples for analysis,” Maddocks said.