FE Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: FE) (OTCQB: FEMFF) (WKN: A2JC89) is pleased to announce significant findings from its ongoing exploration efforts at the Augustus Lithium Property in Quebec. The Company’s latest studies have revealed remarkable lithium oxide (Li2O) concentrations in the basement rocks situated in proximity to the pegmatite wallrocks, with values ranging from 0.30 to an exceptional 1.43 percent (%) (see Table 1 below)
The Augustus Lithium Property is located just 33km north of Val-d’Or Quebec and sits directly adjacent to Canada’s largest lithium mine, the North American Lithium mine. The Company’s exploration efforts at ALP have revealed widespread lithium bearing pegmatites on surface and drill efforts show they remain open at depth and along a strike length of 5.5km.
To date, the Company has completed 14,448.59 meters of diamond drilling across 79 NQ size holes and analytical investigative efforts have been focused on the pegmatite bodies, but with this significant find the Company intends to further explore the potential of economic lithium oxide (Li2O) concentrations that have also been revealed in the host rocks of the pegmatite bodies.
Key Highlights (See Table 1 for details):
In a significant exploration undertaking, FE Battery Metals has sampled a larger section of drill core from hole LC23-63, spanning from 115.49 to 308 meters, which was then sent to ACTLABS laboratories in Ancaster, Ontario. Building upon the preliminary findings of this investigation, our team of geologists will embark on a comprehensive relogging and sampling campaign encompassing drill core samples collected throughout the 2021-23 exploration phase.
Mr. Gurminder Sangha, CEO of FE Battery Metals, commented, “Augustus has exceeded our expectations at every phase of exploration. We are particularly enthused by the elevated lithium, cesium, and rubidium values noted within the host basement rocks, which has the potential to reshape our exploration strategy. The new sampling effort, if successful, could greatly expand the lithium mineralization footprint at Augustus and advance our 3D resource model of the project.”
The drill core is logged, sampled, and stored at our facility located in the village of St-Dominique du Rosaire about 50km from ALP. For quality control and quality assurance, field duplicates, standards and blanks are being inserted at industry standard intervals. Best practises are maintained in the collection and delivery of the samples to Activation Laboratories, Ancaster, Ontario for sample preparation and analyses using laboratory code Ultratrace 7 and sodium peroxide fusion for lithium. ACTLABS is an independent commercial, accredited ISO Certified Laboratory.
Afzaal Pirzada, P.Geo., Geological Consultant of the Company, and a “Qualified Person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release.
Table 1: Drill Hole LC23-63 Highlights
|LC21-01||Biotite Schist / Pegmatite||7.07||8.00||0.93||2,300||0.50|
|LC23-44||Amphibole Biotite Schist with 24cm pegmatite||104.4||105.4||1||1,500||0.32|
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