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Project Overview

Kodal has a 90% interest in the 109km2 Diendio Project in southern Mali, which consists of three the Diendio Sud, Diossyan Sud and Manankoro Nord concessions.  Access to the project is by sealed road from Bamako, then good access throughout the concession area by local road and track.

The Diendio Project is located in the Bougouni-Sikasso region, and regional studies completed by CSA Global in 2008 have identified high-grade lithium bearing pegmatites within the Bougouni-Sikasso region.  The study was commissioned and funded by World Bank as part of the SYSMIN Economic development programme.  Regional geochemical sampling completed by the Mali Government has also identified lithium anomalies within the Bougouni-Sikasso region, and Kodal geologists have identified coarse grained pegmatite units with evidence of spodumene mineralisation (lithium bearing mineral) within the Diendio Project that have not previously been explored.

Previous exploration within the Diendio Project has included surface geochemical sampling, regional scale geophysical surveying and exploration drilling targeting gold mineralisation.    Pegmatite occurrences were identified during field mapping, and exploration drilling has intersected pegmatites; however the focus was on gold mineralisation and the pegmatite units were not sampled for lithium mineralisation.  The Diendio Project is yet to benefit from systematic reconnaissance exploration or drilling targeting lithium pegmatites.

The Company will undertake detailed reconnaissance mapping to follow up known pegmatites and identify undiscovered pegmatite outcrops within the project.