The Villasrubias project represents a great example of untapped potential within the Iberian tin-lithium belt.
The project is located in the southwest corner of the province of Salamanca close to the Portuguese border and 33 km away from Ciudad Rodrigo, the district capital.
The Villasrubias project consists of a permit of investigation (11.4 km2) acquired by Technology Metals Europe SL in 2021.
The main target is a set of lithium-tantalum-niobium-tin-bearing aplite-pegmatite dykes. Of these minerals, the first three are critical raw materials for the EU, according to the list updated in 2020.
Preliminary exploration works performed on the Villasrubias project include field reconnaissance, grab sampling, geophysics (VLF and tomography) and trenches (259 m), which has evidenced mineralized dykes along 370 m at least within a complex buried pegmatite field. Taking the values of the aplo-pegmatites with lepidolite, the average grade of the lithium carbonate deposit is 2.79%.
For more information, please head to the TME Villasrubias website.