Global Battery Metals initiates field exploration program on North-West Leinster Lithium Project

Global Battery Metals Ltd. an international critical mineral exploration and development company focused on growth-oriented battery metal projects supporting the global transition to clean energy, has announced field exploration work has started on its North-West Leinster Lithium Project (the “Property” or the “Project”), with a particular focus on Prospecting Licence Area (“PLA”) 1597.

PLA 1597 forms part of the Company’s Property exploration block, which is operated under an exclusive Option and Earn-in agreement with Technology Minerals Plc, the first listed UK company focused on creating a sustainable circular economy for battery metals, and its wholly owned subsidiary LRH Resources Limited (“LRH”).


  • The Company has been issued new PLA 1597 by the GeoScience Regulation Office (GSRO) of the Department for the Environment, Climate and Communications of Ireland to add to the 15 licences already held bringing the total area of tenure to 526km2.
  • Preliminary ground truthing and prospecting on PLA 1597 at two localities Knockeen and Carriglead have yielded high grade spodumene pegmatite samples in float ranging up to 2.95% Li2O.
  • Work program due to commence to include detailed mapping, prospecting and deep overburden sampling at the Knockeen and Carriglead targets.
  • Five previously identified target areas on the northern block are also to be targeted with follow up prospecting and sampling.
  • Field exploration programs beginning with a view to identifying specific areas for follow up drilling.

PLA 1597 was identified as prospective for lithium pegmatite potential by the Company’s Project partner LRH and its exploration consultants Aurum Exploration Services (“Aurum”) following detailed desktop studies which outlined two proximal areas of spodumene-bearing pegmatite reported by previous operators in the mid 1970s as part of their exploration programmes.

The lithium pegmatite boulder trains at Knockeen and Carriglead are separated by a north-south valley and form an initial area of interest covering approximately 2km east-west and 1km north-south. A historical exploration map and report also described a trench excavated at Knockeen as having uncovered a 1.8m wide bedrock spodumene-bearing pegmatite vein, however no detailed laboratory assays or geological maps of the trench were reported at that time.


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