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Musk Metals commences Phase 2 exploration at Elon Lithium project

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Musk Metals Corp. has retained SL Exploration and commenced a Phase 2 exploration program on its 100% owned Elon Lithium project, strategically located approximately 600 m northeast of the Lithium Amérique du Nord project (formerly Mine Québec Lithium), which produced over 907 000 t of material, at 1.40% Li2O from 1955 to 1965 (Boily et al, 1989).

Musk Metals recently completed a Phase 1 exploration program, including a high-resolution heliborne magnetic survey conducted by Prospectair Geosurveys Inc., which identified multiple magnetic anomalies throughout the Elon Lithium property in preliminary data, with field work now underway to further define these anomalies. Phase 2 exploration is focused on the interpreted intrusion, the interpreted magnetic structures, and the interpreted mafic units, identified in Phase 1 by the airborne survey. Exploration at Elon will include geological mapping, trenching, and sampling with a planned Phase 3 program to include diamond drilling and metallurgical testing of targets outlined in Phase 1 and 2.

Musk Metals exploration team will not be conducting work on two claims to the east, located on government property and private land. Efforts will focus on the four western claims that are on public land and are easily accessible. These western claims are the closest in proximity to the past producing Lithium Amérique du Nord (North American) project (formerly Mine Québec Lithium), which produced over 907 000 t of material, at 1.40% Li2O from 1955 to 1965 (Boily et al, 1989).

The Elon Property is divided in three (interpreted) lithology areas:

  • An intrusive body that is thought to be the source of the mineralisation in the area.
  • A general mafic unit around the intrusive body.
  • A highly magnetic mafic unit to the south.

Each of these highly prospective areas will be explored by two teams of two (a geologist and a technician per team). Extensive sampling and mapping will be done to assay boulders and outcrops, mainly focusing on pegmatite intrusions and dykes. Till sampling in the southern portion of the Elon property will also be completed, in order to better define the location of mineralisation on the property.

Rock samples will be submitted to Actlab for assaying and results are expected to be available approximately one month after exploration is completed. Till samples will be shipped to Overburden Drilling Management (ODM) for the production of a heavy mineral concentrate, which will then be assayed at Bureau Veritas.

Nader Vatanchi, Musk Metals CEO and Director, comments:

“We are excited to be underway with our first comprehensive phase of exploration on the Elon Lithium property. Sampling and mapping will test and further define multiple recently discovered magnetic anomalies and pegmatite intrusions/dykes on the property. Musk Metals is planning multiple 2021 work programs on both of our highly prospective lithium projects that are situated in active lithium camps with lithium mineralisation and showings in close proximity.”

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