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Green Technology Metals (ASX:GT1) reports that drilling has commenced at its Root Project, located some 200km west-north-west of GT1’s flagship Seymour Project in Ontario, Canada.

Drilling is initially focused on the McCombe LCT pegmatite.

The company reports phase one diamond drilling has commenced with an initial 22-hole, 2,500m program set to confirm McCombe historical drilling and sampling results.

Green Technology reports that phase two diamond drilling to target significant expansion of the known McCombe mineralisation. Historical drilling has demonstrated down-dip continuity at McCombe (including 67m @ 1.75% Li20).

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Addressing the drilling works, GT1 Chief Executive Officer Luke Cox said: “Commencing drilling at Root is another significant milestone for our business. The initial focus at the advanced McCombe LCT pegmatite is confirmation and extension of known mineralisation, followed by rapid estimation of a maiden Mineral Resource Estimate.

We then plan to target other known spodumene-bearing LCT pegmatites at Root, including Morrison and Root Bay.”

The McCombe LCT (Lithium-Caesium-Tantalum) pegmatite is the most advanced prospect at Root. Historical drilling completed by Ardiden in 2016 saw 6 holes drilled, which intersected numerous pegmatites, generally dipping to the south and striking east-west.

This drilling confirmed historical drill results and demonstrated the down dip continuity of the lithium mineralisation, including a key extensional intercept of 67m @ 1.75% Li2O.

The Exploration Target at the Root Project is based on historical mapping, sampling, and drilling across the McCombe and Morrison pegmatite systems. The Exploration Target for Root is 20-24 Mt @ 0.8-1.5% Li2O.

Green Technology is a North American focussed lithium exploration and development business. The company’s Ontario Lithium Projects comprise high-grade, hard rock spodumene assets (Seymour, Root, and Wisa) and lithium exploration claims (Allison and Solstice) located on ‘highly prospective’ Archean Greenstone tenure in north-west Ontario, Canada.