Vancouver, B.C. (November 29, 2021) – First Energy Metals Ltd. (CSE: FE) (“First Energy” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce garb and channel samples results from exploration work at the Valor prospect on the Augustus Lithium Property in Quebec, Canada. The channel sampling cut a 14-meter-wide section with an average of 0.70% lithium oxide ( Li2O ) which includes 8- meters of spodumene pegmatite with 1.14 percent lithium oxide. There are anomalous values of other rare elements such as cesium, rubidium, niobium and tantalum. Additionally, four selected channel samples taken from the Valor and Lac La Motte NE prospects / showing assayed up to 3.14% Li2O. The purpose of the sampling was to verify historical exploration work results and to develop future work programs on these lithium prospects / showings on the Augustus Property. Four selected samples and two channels (Channel 1 West and Channel 2 East) were cut as part of this work on the Valor Prospect and Lac La Motte NE Showing.
Highlights of Assays (see Tables 1 & 2 for details)
Selected Channel Samples
- Two samples from La Motte NE Showing assayed lithium oxide values up to 3.01 % Li2O with average 1.56% Li2O. Average values of other rare metals include beryllium (Be) 91.5 parts per million (ppm), cesium (Cs) 146.8 ppm, niobium (Nb) 40.25 ppm, rubidium (Rb) 2,654 ppm, and tantalum (Ta) 54.75 ppm.
- Two samples from Valor prospect assayed lithium oxide values up to 3.14 % Li2O with average 2.17% Li2O. Average values of other rare metals including, Be 12.5 ppm, Cs 545.5 ppm, Nb 187.6 ppm, Rb 1,257 ppm, and Ta 214 ppm.
- Channel 1 West was cut through an 8-metres wide pegmatite in a north south direction with average 0.62% Li2O, and Channel 2 East was cut through 14- metres wide pegmatite with average 0.70% Li2O.
- The mineralized section in Channel 1 West includes a four-meter-wide section with average 1.14% Li2O, 16.25 ppm Be, 755.9 ppm Cs, 50.65 ppm Nb, 2,039.75 ppm Rb, and 54.53 ppm Ta.
- The mineralized section in Channel 2 East includes an eight-meter-wide section with average 1.14% Li2O, 111 ppm Be, 1,390.88 ppm Cs, 62.74 ppm Nb, 2,498.33 ppm Rb, and 220.13 ppm Ta.
Each channel sample from this work represents one meter long, 5 cm wide and 3-5 cm deep cut in bedrock. Widths of channel samples on Channels 1 and 2 were one meter whereas the grab samples channel widths were 25 to 30 cm. The samples were bagged and tagged using best practices and were delivered to Activation Laboratories (“ACTLABS”), 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.
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.
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.
In addition, the Company is pleased to announce it has closed a non-brokered private placement for aggregate proceeds of $2,200,000 from the sale of up to 8,800,000 units at a price of $0.25 cents per unit (the”Unit”). Each Unit will consist of one common share and one fully transferable common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase an additional common share for a price of $0.50 per share for a period of one year from the date of closing of the private placement.
Final closing of the transaction and private placement is subject to obtaining all required approvals, including from the CSE, and any other regulatory approval. All securities issued in connection with the offering will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation.
About the Valor Lithium Prospect
Valore Prospect is comprised of 28 claims for approximately 1,000 hectares land located in the middle of the First Energy’s Augustus claim block. The mineralized pegmatite dyke measures 61 meters in length, its width varies between 2.4 and 12.2 meters. Its direction is N315° (GM 65108). The main pegmatite containing lithium mineralization can be traced over a distance of 122 m and has a width of 0.3 to 10.7 meters. A second, shorter and more erratic pegmatite dyke lies 91 meters to the north.
The spodumene crystals can measure up to 1.2 meters in length and are surrounded by cleavelandite-quartz-pegmatite aggregates in the granite. Massive pollucite is white to whitish gray in color and is found with quartz, cleavelandite, spodumene, beryl and lepidolite. Pollucite contains small veins and pieces of white spodumene and purplish lepidolite. Petalite is also reported (MB 89-29). The eroded surface is greyish white, resembling limestone.
Historical drill holes returned the following grades (GM 03190): 1.12 percent Li2O or 0.52 percent Li over 2.40 meters; 0.97 percent Li2O or 0.45 percent Li over 8.00 meters; 1.32 percent Li2O or 0.61 percent Li over 2.00 meters; 1.08 percent Li2O or 0.50 percent Li over 6.30 meters. GM 65108: the best results obtained in 2008 are: 2097 ppm berylium in groove chips (length 0.1 meter), 32340 ppm beryllium and 0.33 percent lithium in a selected sample. (Source: SIGÉOM | Système d’information géominière | Interactive map (gouv.qc.ca).
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Table 1: Grab Samples Assays
|Analyte Symbol||Field Sample ID||Fe||Be||Cs||Li||Li2O||Nb||Rb||Ta||Location|
|Detection Limit||0.05||3||0.1||3.00||2.4||0.4||0.2||NAD 1983 Zone 18N|
Table 2: Channel Sampling Assays
|Analyte Symbol||Sample Length (m)||Be||Cs||L i||Li2O||Nb||Rb||Ta||Sample Location|
|Unit Symbol||ppm||ppm||ppm||%||ppm||ppm||ppm||UTM NAD 1983 Zone 18N|
|Channel 1 West|
|475698||1||4||748||4320||0.93||108.1||2300||82.30||18 U 283712 5363594|
|475699||1||10||1650||11600||2.49||38.3||4150||95.70||18 U 283714 5363593|
|475700||1||46||569||4830||1.04||30||1110||34.00||18 U 283715 5363594|
|475701||1||5||56.6||537||0.12||26.2||599||6.10||18 U 283717 5363594|
|Total Width/ Average||4||16.25||755.9||5321.75||1.14||50.65||2039.75||54.53|
|475702||1||5||33.5||450||0.10||22.6||489||3.50||18 U 283717 5363595|
|475703||1||4||24.3||418||0.09||24.9||398||4.40||18 U 283718 5363595|
|475704||1||5||23.3||454||0.10||24.1||428||4.30||18 U 283718 5363596|
|475705||1||5||20.4||479||0.10||23.1||375||3.90||18 U 283719 5363597|
|Entire Width/ Average||8.00||10.50||390.64||2,886.00||0.62||37.16||1,231.13||29.28|
|Channel 2 East|
|475706||1||7||130||558||0.12||28.4||885||13.70||18 U 283723 5363578|
|475707||1||7||160||677||0.15||26.6||1290||6.60||18 U 283724 5363580|
|475708||1||5||34.7||563||0.12||26.7||518||6.10||18 U 283725 5363581|
|475709||1||4||61.3||558||0.12||24.5||710||4.80||18 U 283725 5363581|
|Start of mineralized section|
|475710||1||79||1690||3930||0.84||63.2||3040||82.70||18 U 283726 5363581|
|475711||1||230||901||4440||0.95||48.7||2710||207.00||18 U 283726 5363582|
|475712||1||8||1820||7980||1.72||75.8||> 5000||380.00||18 U 283727 5363586|
|475713||1||60||1560||6490||1.40||130.3||3810||345.00||18 U 283727 5363589|
|475714||1||50||2270||6990||1.50||79.6||> 5000||377.00||18 U 283727 5363592|
|475715||1||7||1530||4060||0.87||35.2||2160||190.00||18 U 283727 5363591|
|475716||1||9||923||5340||1.15||23.7||1860||117.00||18 U 283728 5363589|
|475717||1||445||433||3290||0.71||45.4||1410||62.30||18 U 283727 5363588|
|Total Width/ Average||8||111||1390.88||5315||1.14||62.74||2498.33||220.13|
|475718||1||11||136||536||0.12||24.6||1100||10.90||18 U 283724 5363584|
|475719||1||4||31.6||448||0.10||19.5||438||4.30||18 U 283722 5363587|
|Entire Channel Width/ Average||14.00||66.14||834.33||3,275.71||0.70||46.59||1,660.92||129.10|
Note: A standard conversion factor of 2.15 was used to report Li to Li2O values