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Vancouver, B.C. (November 4, 2021)First Energy Metals Ltd. (CSE: FE) (“First Energy” or the “Company) is pleased to announce results of drill hole LC21-29 at its Augustus Lithium Property in Quebec, Canada. The drill hole intercepted two lithium pegmatites where the top intercept is 1.18 percent (%) lithium oxide (Li2O) over 6.12 metres at 148.48 metres (m) drilled depth, and the lower intercept is 1.76% Li2O over 5.6 metres at 158.4 metres drilled depth. Bothe mineralized intercepts are only 4.2 meters apart from each other. There are anomalous values of other rare metals including niobium (Nb), rubidium (Rb), tantalum (Ta), beryllium (Be), and cesium (Cs) (see Table 1 for details).

Highlights

Upper Intercept (Total 6.12 m from 148.48m to 154.6m)

  • Lithium oxide values are in the range of 0.65% to 2.41% Li2O with an average of 1.18% Li2O over 6.12 m.
  • Beryllium is in the range of 87 parts per million (ppm) to 204 ppm.
  • Cesium is in the range of 29 ppm to 94 ppm.
  • Niobium is in the range of 75.4 ppm to 143.7 ppm.
  • Rubidium is in the range of 354 ppm to 1,820 ppm.
  • Tantalum is in the range of 49.6 ppm to 110 ppm.

Lower Intercept (Total 5.6 m from 158.4m to 164 m)

  • Lithium oxide values are in the range of 0.23% to 2.80% Li2O with an average of 1.76% Li2O over 5.6 m.
  • Beryllium is in the range of 151 ppm to 441 ppm.
  • Cesium is in the range of 30.8 ppm to 69.2 ppm.
  • Niobium is in the range of 72.1 ppm to 101.5 ppm.
  • Rubidium is in the range of 127 ppm to 1,430 ppm.
  • Tantalum is in the range of 68.8 ppm to 100 ppm.

Drill hole LC21-29 was drilled at location: 287182.82E, 5367943.92N (NAD 1983 UTM Zone 18N), Azimuth 205.35 degrees, Dip -50.4 degrees with a total drilled depth of 291m. All intersections reported are based on drilled width and have not been converted to the true width.

The drill program was based on the historical exploration data and the Company’s surface trenching and sampling program. 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 drilling work was contracted to Forage Hebert Inc. Drilling of Amos, Quebec. A B-20 drill rig was deployed which has a capacity to drill up to 1,000-meter-deep hole. A total of 32 NQ size diamond drill holes were completed on the Property with a cumulative drilling of 5,847.15 metres. A core shack was built at the village of St-Dominique du Rosaire located about 50km from the Property for drill core logging, sample preparation and storage. The drill core was logged and sampled at the core shack using a rock saw. For quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC), field duplicates, standards and blanks were inserted at industry standard intervals.

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.

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 271 mining claims covering a total area of 14,155 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 well thought out 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 Property 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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF
FIRST ENERGY METALS LTD.

“Gurminder Sangha”
Gurminder Sangha
President & Chief Executive Officer
For further information, please contact the Company at: gsangha@firstenergymetals.com or (604) 375-6005

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Table 1: Drill Hole LC21-29 Sample assays highlights

SAMPLE ID

FROM

TO

LENGTH

Li- ppm

Li2O

Be

Cs

Mn

Nb

Rb

Ta

Unit

m

m

m

ppm

%

ppm

ppm

ppm

ppm

ppm

ppm

Detection Limit

 

 

 

3

0.01

3

0.1

3

2.4

0.4

0.2

Analysis Method

 

 

 

FUS-MS-Na2O2

474183

146.7

147.6

0.9

420

0.09

28

68.9

264

31.3

578

31.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

474184

148.48

149.5

1.02

4920

1.06

87

29

945

78.9

468

64.7

474186

149.5

150.5

1

11200

2.41

200

58.2

1010

86.8

1010

49.6

474187

150.5

151.5

1

3010

0.65

104

40.4

884

143.7

1250

60.9

474188

151.5

152.5

1

6040

1.30

122

44.8

1010

84.6

1470

57.9

474189

152.5

153.5

1

4040

0.87

204

94

892

86

1820

94

474191

153.5

154.6

1.1

3790

0.81

166

37

1040

75.4

354

110

 

148.48

154.6

6.12

33000

1.18

147.16667

 

 

 

 

 

474192

158.4

159.5

1.1

11800

2.54

177

68.3

1060

77.5

1350

75.6

474193

159.5

160.5

1

13000

2.80

232

63.1

1160

81.8

1060

94.3

474194

160.5

161.5

1

7900

1.70

175

54.6

1070

91

1080

80.1

474196

161.5

162.5

1

6800

1.46

151

69.2

1190

101.5

1430

85.9

474197

162.5

163

0.5

8260

1.78

236

62.3

1530

72.1

899

100

474198

163

164

1

1070

0.23

441

30.8

898

80.7

127

68.8

 

158.4

164

5.6

 

1.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

474199

172.8

174

1.2

2790

0.60

182

71.4

874

71.5

2210

65.1

474201

174

175

1

88

0.02

150

65.3

786

64.3

2370

58.7

474202

175

176

1

976

0.21

135

42.1

2000

114.4

1990

58.8

474203

176

177

1

110

0.02

73

49.3

1390

91.3

2610

41.2

474204

178.6

179.4

0.8

42

0.01

250

23.8

1330

87.3

715

57.7

474206

179.4

180.2

0.8

45

0.01

204

11.7

318

74.6

22.9

51.9

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.


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