Tearlach Resources Limited (TSX-V: TEA) (OTC: TELHF) (FRANKFURT: V44) reports assay results for three new core drill holes (GAB-004, 005, & 017) at its Gabriel Project in Tonopah, Nevada, bringing the total report in Phase 1 to eight out of eleven core holes. These new holes intersected lithium-mineralized zones with intervals exceeding 1,000 ppm and grades up to 1,410 ppm. The twinned drill holes showed grades up to 61% higher in mineralized zones than corresponding Blackrock Silver intercepts (drilled 2022). These results represent a significant milestone for Tearlach and the development of the USA Flagship Gabriel project.
Comparison with Previous Results:
Note: Mineralization on adjacent or nearby properties is not indicative of mineralization on the Gabriel Project.
“The continued results are beyond encouraging, and the recent drilling of the three Tearlach twin core holes continue to yield remarkable grade increases over the corresponding Blackrock Silver drilling results, with these grades ranging from 45% to 61% higher than previous. Lithium mineralization has been encountered in all eight holes reported to date, which have spanned a significant portion of the Gabriel property, drastically increasing the original discovered mineralized area. These results have not only enhanced our team’s understanding but are in line with their evolving geological interpretations. We will now focus on understanding the minerals associated with the lithium mineralization and start driving towards metallurgical testing in the very near future. Tearlach is taking a fast-tracked approach by integrating the geology, engineering, and permitting teams early to identify key permit timelines and important decision criteria ahead to accelerate the project ahead of an initial resource estimate,” stated CEO, Morgan Lekstrom.
Results have been received for three (3) Tearlach twin core holes that have been drilled to “twin” a BRS rotary hole (the “TN22” holes). All holes intersected lithium mineralization hosted in a claystone-siltstone-sandstone-conglomerate sedimentary sequence (see core photos below). The intercept grade for each of the three (3) holes is higher than the corresponding BRS-drilled TN22 holes (see table below).
|Gabriel-Blackrock Silver Twin Holes|
|Gabriel Core Hole||Blackrock Rotary Hole||Gabriel|
|Hole||From, ft||To, ft||Interval||Li, ppm||From, ft||To, ft||Interval||Li, ppm||% Higher|
Notes: 1) 400 ppm Li cut-off grade.
2) The Gabriel core sample intervals closely, but not exactly, conform to the TN22 rotary sample intervals.
These three holes expand the Tearlach-defined lithium mineralization footprint to the south. Assays for holes drilled at the northern and southeast extents of the property are pending (see drill hole location map below). Detailed core re-logging is in progress, with two primary goals: 1) determine the detailed relationship of lithium mineralization to stratigraphy, and 2) correlate the stratigraphic column between the Gabriel holes. The core box photos below display the lithology and corresponding lithium grades for the three drill holes reported here, with each hole represented by one core box.
TEA geologists have submitted pulp samples for three BRS TN22 holes (TN22-10, 11, & 12) for re-assay at the ALS Laboratory in Reno, Nevada. A location map that displays the TN-22 holes that are candidates for pulp re-assay is provided below. The addition of this data to the Gabriel Project drilling dataset, at a low relative cost, will expand the extent of data around the perimeter of Gabriel holes and increase the density of data internal to the Gabriel Project drill pattern. The TN22 re-assay procedure is:
A set of 28 intact core samples have been submitted for bulk density measurement to the ALS Laboratory located in Reno, Nevada. Bulk density will be determined by the ALS method OA-GRA09 (water displacement with wax coating). These bulk density values will be directly utilized for resource model calculations.
Gabriel Phase 1 Drill Hole Location Map
|Gabriel Collar Data, Holes Reported To Date|
Table of Drill Core Handling and Analysis Procedures
Location Map of GAB Drill Holes and Proposed BRS TN-22 Holes to Re-assay
Mr. David Flint, CPG with AIPG., Director of the subsidiary Pan Am Lithium (Nevada) Corp, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release.
Tearlach, a member of the TSX Venture 50, is a Canadian exploration company engaged in acquiring, exploring, and developing lithium projects. Tearlach has a Joint Venture agreement with Blackrock Silver on the Gabriel project in Tonopah, Nevada, bordering American Lithium’s TLC Deposit, and has completed 11 drill holes on the Gabriel Property. Tearlach has three lithium assets in Ontario: Final Frontier, Georgina Stairs and New Frontier. Final Frontier is located adjacent to and near Frontier Lithium’s PAK lithium deposit north of Red Lake. Georgina Stairs is located northeast of Rock Tech Lithium’s Georgia Lake deposit near Beardmore. Tearlach has two lithium assets in Quebec: Rose-Fliszar-Muscovite Project in the James Bay area and Shelby Project adjacent to and near Patriot Battery Metals’ Corvette lithium project and Winsome Resources’ Cancet and Adina lithium projects. Tearlach also has the Savant Property, an exploration stage Gold-Silver-Copper Property, in Northwestern Ontario. Tearlach’s primary objective is to position itself as North America’s leading lithium exploration and development company.
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