European Lithium Ltd - EUR Recommences Resource Extension Drilling
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European Lithium Limited
28 May 2019

European Lithium Ltd

("European Lithium", "EUR" or "the Company")





·     A new flexible surface drilling program has been developed;

·     The drilling program will confirm the JORC inferred resource in Zone 1;

·     Prove the extension of the JORC inferred resource (see appendix 1); and

·    Company will source early project finance utilising upgraded resource and current PFS.

European Lithium Limited (ASX:EUR, FRA:PF8, VSE:ELI, NEX:EUR) (European Lithium or the Company) is pleased to announce the continuation of the resource drilling program at the Company's advanced Wolfsberg Lithium Project (Wolfsberg Project), in Austria. This program is intended to upgrade Inferred resources of 4.68Mt to the JORC compliant Measured and Indicted category. After completion it is expected total resources of 10.98Mt will be included in the mine planning process within the Definite Feasibility Study (DFS) at the Wolfsberg Project.  The current resources of 10.98Mt at the Wolfsberg Project is broken down in the table below (refer ASX Announcement 5 April 2018):










Total (M+I)






Total (M+I+I)




The surface drilling for Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed in 5 weeks. Once drilling is completed, assay results obtained and evaluated, an upgraded JORC resource statement will be declared and released to shareholders.

As previously advised the Company plans to use the upgraded resource in the DFS, however, several European corporate and federal investment and development banks have indicated they will accept the current PFS with the addition of the upgraded resource in their approval process.

As announced on 15 March 2019, the Company is in advanced stages of discussion regarding the capex financing of the Wolfsberg Project. Once drilling has successfully completed the Company will work to complete these negotiations and source early project finance.

Tony Sage, Chairman, commented "We are very pleased with the progress of our ambitious DFS schedule and feel assured the project has the Austrian government's full support with receipt of the essential approvals for our drilling activities following a complex assessment process. At completion the significantly expanded Resources that represents approximately 45% increase will form the basis of our DFS targeted for completion later this year."

Tony Sage
Non-Executive Chairman
European Lithium Limited

Visit the Company's website to find out more about the advanced Wolfsberg Lithium Project located in Austria.


Competent Person's Statement

Pursuant to Listing Rule 5.23.1, the information in this announcement that relates to mineral resources is based on information that has previously been released by the Company on the 5 April 2018.

In accordance with Listing Rule 5.23.2, the Company is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects the information included in this announcement and, in the case of estimates of mineral resources or ore reserves, that all material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the estimates in this announcement continue to apply and have not materially changed from the information that has previously been released by the Company on the 5 April 2018.

The information in this announcement pertaining to the Wolfsberg Lithium Project, and to which this statement is attached, relates to Exploration Results, Mineral Resources or Ore Reserves compiled by Mr D. Haines, who is a Consultant to the Company and is a Member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario with over 30 years' experience in the mining and resource exploration industry. Mr Haines has sufficient experience, as to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 edition of the "Australian Code for Reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore reserves". Mr Haines consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on information in the form and context in which it appears.


Appendix 1 - Drilling Program

The Company has developed a surface drilling program with the following aims;

·     Increase and upgrade the JORC code (2012) compliant resource which is currently 6.3mt measured and indicated at 1.17% Li2O to 10.98mt measured and indicated at 1.00% Li2O, once assay results are obtained and fully evaluated; and

·     Demonstrate the extension of the JORC inferred resource to the northwest in Zone 1 (Northern flank of the anticline).


The minimum essential and optimised exploration program includes:

1.   Phase 1: Drilling of five shallow diamond holes in Zone 1. The holes are between 250 metres and 290 metres in depth with 1,300 metres of total drilling; and

2.   Phase 2: Drilling of seven holes in Zone 1 each between 320-470 metres in depth with 2,770 metres of total drilling.


The drill hole planning of Phases 1 and 2 were performed by the Company's independent consultants GEO Unterweissacher and MineIT in collaboration with SRK. The final drill hole proposal consists of 28 drill holes in total, with execution prioritized based on technical parameters and an optimised assignment of financial resources.

Dietrich Wanke, CEO, commented on the continued work for the resource extension "It is important to continue the resource extension with an optimised drilling program. We anticipate results will prove the measured and indicated JORC compliant resource base to be developed into JORC compliant reserves during the complex DFS work."

Figure 1

Lithium deposit Wolfsberg - area of investigation with drill holes of Phases 1 and 2

Figure 2

Wolfsberg lithium deposit - NW-SE Section view of drill holes Prop21/22. The orange drill holes are already drilled. Note the model of the pegmatite veins and the estimated continuity to the depth. Green and blue drill holes are proposed actually.

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The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014

Visit the Company's website to find out more about the advanced Wolfsberg Lithium Project located in Austria.

For further information please contact:

European Lithium Ltd

+61 861 819 792

Tony Sage



NEX Corporate Adviser

+44 207 220 1666

James Joyce


James Sinclair-Ford



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