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FE BATTERY METALS INTERSECTS UP TO 1.43% LITHIUM OXIDE IN THE BASEMENT ROCKS AT THE AUGUSTUS LITHIUM PROPERTY

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FE BATTERY METALS INTERSECTS UP TO 1.43% LITHIUM OXIDE IN THE BASEMENT ROCKS AT THE AUGUSTUS LITHIUM PROPERTY

 

 

 

 

 

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):

  • The basement rocks returning the highest lithium concentrations are identified as biotite schist and amphibolites with the majority of these samples in close proximity to their contact points with pegmatite bodies.
  • A correlation is observed with higher lithium (Li), cesium (Cs), and rubidium (Rb) concentrations and elevated nickel and chromium values suggesting lithium concentration in the wallrock are likely due to the influence of hydrothermal fluids.
  • As part of our continued advancement to a maiden resource at Augustus, we are currently engaged in 3-D modeling of drill intercepts and surficial work. The basement rock data may play a pivotal role in enhancing this model, potentially aiding in resource size.
  • A field geological mapping and sampling program will also be implemented to understand the contact zone of pegmatites with the basement rocks.

 

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

 

Drill
Hole ID
Rock Type From To Length Li-
ppm
Li2O
%
LC21-01 Biotite Schist / Pegmatite 7.07 8.00 0.93 2,300 0.50
LC21-02 Biotite Schist 52.60 53.10 0.50 1,400 0.30
LC21-03 Biotite Schist 111.40 112.00 0.60 1,700 0.37
LC21-21 Biotite Schist 110.80 111.60 0.80 2030 0.44
LC23-42 Amphibole/Biotite Schist 165 166.3 1.3 3,390 0.73
LC23-42 Mafic Volcanic 175.6 176.4 0.8 3,150 0.68
LC23-42 Mafic Volcanic 176.4 177 0.6 4,330 0.93
LC23-43 Amphibolite 152 153 1 2,190 0.47
LC23-43 Mafic Volcanic 155.73 157 1.27 2,000 0.43
LC23-43 Mafic Volcanic 169 170 1 1,380 0.30
LC23-43 Amphibole-Schist 174 175 1 2,300 0.50
LC23-44 Biotite Schist 101.59 102.11 0.52 4,740 1.02
LC23-44 Amphibole Biotite Schist with 24cm pegmatite 104.4 105.4 1 1,500 0.32
LC23-50 Amphibolite 82.4 83.4 1 1,490 0.32
LC23-50 Volcanic 106 107.05 1.05 2,380 0.51
LC23-50 Amphibolite 115.15 116 0.85 3,870 0.83
LC23-50 Amphibolite 180 181 1 6,650 1.43
LC23-50 Amphibolite 181 182 1 6,600 1.42
LC23-50 Diabase 210.5 211.78 1.28 1,550 0.33
LC23-51 Amphibole Schist 102.55 103 0.45 1,550 0.33
LC23-51 Amphibole Schist 116.5 117 0.5 3,120 0.67
LC23-51 Amphibole Schist 130.6 131.1 0.5 4,100 0.88
LC23-58 Ultramafic 106 106.53 0.53 2,870 0.62
LC23-60 Biotite Granodiorite 90 90.51 0.51 1,460 0.31
LC23-63 Amphibole/Biotite Schist 115.49 116.55 1.06 3,300 0.71
LC23-63 Amphibole/Biotite Schist 118.37 119.37 1 3,250 0.70
LC23-63 Amphibole/Biotite Schist 119.47 120.47 1 2,110 0.45
LC23-63 Biotite/Quartz Schist 226.6 227.4 0.8 2,990 0.64
LC23-63 Biotite/Quartz Schist 233.6 234.6 1 1,660 0.36
LC23-63 Biotite/Quartz Schist 271.6 272.6 1 1,680 0.36
LC23-63 Biotite/Quartz Schist 281.06 282 0.94 1,810 0.39
LC23-71 Biotite/Quartz Schist 21.54 22.54 1,440 0.31
LC23-71 Biotite/Quartz Schist/pegmatite 23.09 24.06 1,890 0.41

 

Posted September 20, 2023

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