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First Energy Metals Drills 1.22 Percent Lithium Oxide Over 10.5 Meters at Augustus Lithium Property

 

 

 

 

 

First Energy Metals Ltd. (CSE: FE) is pleased to announce results of drill hole LC21-22 at its Augustus Lithium Property in Quebec, Canada. The drill hole intersected a 10.5-meter-wide zone with 1.22 percent lithium oxide at 69 metres  drilled depth. There are anomalous values of other rare metals as well including average values of niobium (Nb) 65 parts per million (ppm), rubidium (Rb) 967 ppm, tantalum (Ta) 83 ppm, beryllium (Be) 187 ppm, cesium (Cs) 39.9 ppm, and iron (Fe) is 0.42. There is an upper 5.1 metres wide mineralized intersection starting at 53.3 metres with 0.49% lithium oxide. This upper intersection is marked with high rubidium values where three samples are over 5,000 ppm rubidium which is above the laboratory’s method detection limit(see Table 1 for details).

 

Drill hole LC21-22 was drilled at the Augustus Lithium Prospect on the Property. It was drilled at location: 286934E, 5367973N (NAD 1983 UTM Zone 18N), Azimuth 53.2 degrees, Dip 58.8 degrees with a total drilled depth of 168 m. All intersections reported are based on drilled width and have not been converted to the true width.

 

The drill program is based on the historical exploration data and the Company’s surface trenching and sampling program which is currently underway. Several historical drill hole collars were also located on the Property which helped in location and orientation of drill holes for the current program. The Drill program commenced on April 5th at the Property by Forage Hebert Inc. Drilling of Amos, Quebec who is contracted for the drill program. A B-20 drill rig is deployed for this work which has a capacity to drill up to 1,000-meter-deep hole. A core shack has been built near the Property for drill core logging, sample preparation and storage. To date a total of 26 drill holes with a cumulative core drilling of 4,505 m has been completed on the Property. The drill core is being logged and sampled at the core shack using a rock saw. For quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC), field duplicates, standards and blanks are being inserted at industry standard intervals.

 

The samples were bagged and tagged using best practices and were delivered to Activation Laboratories, Ancaster, Ontario for sample preparation and analyses using laboratories code

Ultratrace 7 and sodium peroxide fusion (Na2O2) as summarized below. ACTLABS is an independent commercial, accredited ISO Certified Laboratory.

 

Code Ultratrace 7 – Peroxide Fusion – ICP and ICP/MS

 

Samples are fused with sodium peroxide in a Zirconium crucible. The fused sample is acidified with concentrated nitric and hydrochloric acids. The resulting solutions are diluted and then measured by ICP-OES and ICP-MS. All metals are solubilized.

 

ICP-MS

Fused samples are diluted and analyzed by Agilent 7900 ICP-MS. Calibration is performed using five synthetic calibration standards. A set of (10-20) fused certified reference material is run with every batch of samples for calibration and quality control. Fused duplicates are run every 10 samples.

 

ICP-OES

Samples are analyzed with a minimum of 10 certified reference materials for the required analytes, all prepared by sodium peroxide fusion. Every 10th sample is prepared and analyzed in duplicate; a blank is prepared every 30 samples and analyzed. Samples are analyzed using a Varian 735ES ICP and internal standards are used as part of the standard operating procedure. Source: https://actlabs.com/geochemistry/lithogeochemistry-and-whole-rock-analysis/peroxide-total-fusion/

 

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.

 

About the Augustus Lithium Property

 

The Company owns 100% interest in Augustus Lithium Property in Landrienne & Lacorne-Townships, Quebec, Canada. The Property consists of 337 mining claims covering a total area of over 15,000 hectares located approximately 40 kilometres northwest of the town of Val d’Or on map sheets 32C/05 and 32D08. The Property claims are spread in several claim blocks optioned in 2021 from different vendors. The Company has prepared a work plan on the property which includes diamond drilling, metallurgical testwork to produce battery grade lithium carbonate, and resource estimation. To date, the Company has compiled historical drill hole data on the Property for 74 historical dill holes with a cumulative drilling of 12,123.14 m, out which 6,024 m drilling was completed on the lithium prospects during 1950s. Several drill hole results indicated intersections over 1% lithium oxide.

 

 

About First Energy Metals Limited.

First Energy Metals is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a primary focus of acquiring a multicommodity mineral property portfolio. Its goal is to identify, acquire and explore North American mineral prospects in the technology metals, precious metal, and base metal sector.

 

The company’s strategy is to:

  • Acquire and advance projects through prospecting and early-stage exploration;
  • Source joint venture partners to finance future exploration and project development;
  • Create shareholder value through exploration success.

 

First Energy will continue to add to its multicommodity portfolio through organic acquisitions of new projects and opportunities with the intention of adding value and projects over time.

 

Table 1: Drill Hole LC21-22 Sample assays highlights

 

Analyte Symbol From To Total Width Li Li2O Ba Be Cs Fe Nb Rb Ta
Unit Symbol m m m ppm % ppm ppm ppm % ppm ppm ppm
Detection Limit 3 0.01 3 3 0.1 0.05 2.4 0.4 0.2
Analysis Method FUS-MS-Na2O2
474017 46.6 47.6 1 507 0.11 42 131 143 1.33 34.4 795 51.2
Upper Mineralized intersection start
474018 53.3 54.6 1.3 2130 0.46 427 57 613 2.77 56.9 3910 142
474019 54.6 55.6 1 3330 0.72 643 71 1110 4.53 26.5 > 5000 42.2
474021 55.6 56.4 0.8 2850 0.61 622 145 894 3.88 98.1 > 5000 85.3
474022 56.4 57.6 1.2 218 0.05 46 503 67.2 0.38 35.9 319 72.3
474023 57.6 58.4 0.8 2900 0.62 250 112 1380 3.79 57.9 > 5000 58.4
Total width/Average Assays 53.3 58.4 5.1 2286 0.49 398 178 813 3 55 2115 80
474024 58.4 59.6 1.2 432 0.09 63 380 144 0.73 74.5 642 97.7
474026 67 68 1 1160 0.25 130 124 60.4 0.71 72.1 1110 113
474027 68 69 1 177 0.04 117 88 34.4 0.42 56.9 953 124
Lower Mineralized intersection start
474028 69 70 1 2760 0.59 103 169 60.1 0.32 78.9 2240 82.9
474029 70 71 1 2070 0.45 17 83 30 0.25 36.7 1060 43.8
474031 71 72 1 8150 1.75 28 117 40.3 0.47 77.3 992 95.4
474032 72 73 1 4490 0.97 40 183 34.3 0.32 69.8 1030 77.5
474033 73 74 1 4220 0.91 79 164 33.8 0.66 55.5 907 55.3
474034 74 75 1 2100 0.45 90 90 29.4 0.4 30.3 1040 24.9
474036 75 76 1 5320 1.14 30 176 57.4 0.42 80.5 1680 106
474037 76 77 1 5270 1.13 18 146 41.2 0.33 83.2 1000 142
474038 77 78 1 8520 1.83 24 246 37.7 0.68 67.2 420 89
474039 78 79 1 12800 2.76 15 480 41.5 0.43 54.1 161 95.2
474041 79 79.5 0.5 7780 1.67 61 211 34.3 0.39 83.7 215 110
Total width/Average Assays 69 79.5 10.5 5675 1.22 45 187 39.9 0.42 65 967 83
474042 79.5 80.1 0.6 133 0.03 343 275 25.3 0.33 57.7 444 81.9
474043 121.88 123 1.12 2730 0.59 47 87 22 0.45 27.3 198 23.5
474044 123 124 1 618 0.13 46 550 25.6 0.29 58.8 68.8 45
474046 124 125.7 1.7 97 0.02 21 598 18.6 0.28 87.5 37.5 91.1
474047 164.5 165.4 0.9 1130 0.24 254 196 44.6 0.51 101.9 561 146

Note: A standard conversion factor of 2.15 was used to report Li to Li2O values
All intersections reported are based on drilled width and have not been converted to the true width.

SOURCE First Energy Metals Limited

 

Posted July 20, 2021

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