- Savannah Resources said it had identified further zones of mineralisation at its Mina do Barroso lithium project in Portugal.

Highlights included encountering 53.6 metres at 1.41% lithium diosdie from 65 metres.

The drilling had continued to expand both the Grandao and Pinheiro deposits at Mina do Barroso, with lithium mineralisation confirmed over significant strike lengths.

'TThanks to much of the resource definition work and geotechnical drilling to support the definitive feasibility study being largely complete, we anticipate a slower drilling tempo at the C-100 mining lease in 2019,' chief executive David Archer said.

'Over the past months we have had three drill rigs on site and we will be looking to work with the RC rig and only one diamond rig next year.'

'In 2019, we plan for the RC rig to initially drill test the Aldeia ground whereas the diamond rig will focus on obtaining material for the ongoing metallurgical test-work programme as well as some geotechnical drilling.'

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