Morella Corporation (ASX:1MC) has begun a 3,000-metre reverse circulation drilling program drilling for lithium at the Mallina Project in Western Australia.

The lithium and battery minerals company says the program will better assess the extent of the known pegmatites, discover new intercepts and test areas where it has information gaps.

It also says a heritage survey has been completed with Traditional Owners and an anthropologist, and a program of works has been approved by the Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation, and Safety.

Morella Corporation says drilling results are expected in Q3 2023.