Power Metals Corp. announce that drilling has commenced at its Case Lake Property, near Cochrane Ontario.
The 5000m drill program was contracted to Jacob & Samuel Drilling Ltd., Sudbury, Ontario. The drill core will be logged on site and accommodations have been secured at a local Outfitters lodge. Power Metals has an Exploration Permit from Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) which is valid for 3 years.
The 3D model of Case Lake was used to identify drill targets for the upcoming 5000 m drill program which includes:
4000 m of resource drilling at 30 m spacing and depths of 100-150 m on the spodumene Main and North Dykes surface exposure (approximately 26 holes) to aid in future resource estimate. 1000 m of expansion drilling at depths of 100-150 m to extend the Main and North Dykes along strike to the east and west (approximately 10 holes).
Power Metals believe the first Phase drill programme will successfully discover lithium mineralisation at depth. There is a 100 m of surface currently exposed, with lithium mineralisation for the Main Dyke visible that has not yet been drill tested. Both Main and North Dykes are open along strike and down dip. Power Metals will also test the possibility that the Main Dyke is actually two parallel pegmatite dykes not just one dyke. Since the pegmatite dykes within the Case Lake pegmatite swarm are parallel to each other, there is potential to find additional buried dykes at depth.
Meanwhile, the second Phase drill programme will focus on the continued extension of the Main and North Dykes, starting with Exploration drilling of Offset Dyke and Northeast Dyke. The fault Offset Dyke target is a 1 km long target which is assumed to be the down faulted continuation of the North and Main spodumene dykes. Northeast spodumene pegmatite dyke has an historical assay of > 2.15 % Li2O.
Johnathan More at Power Metals states “When we acquired Case Lake we were excited by its demonstrated history of strong results through the drill-bit, as well as its district scale potential, and similarities to projects across the border in Quebec most notably Nemaska’s Whabouchi project. Since then, and in preparation for this 5,000 metre program, we have compiled significant regional data, multiplied our land position over anomalous areas and created a comprehensive 3-D model. We are now readying to have our team of pegmatite experts drill on key targets and are eager to explore and develop the Case Lake asset.”
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/exploration-development/21082017/extensive-drill-programme-at-case-lake-commenced-by-power-metals/