The results of the recent exploration drilling campaign by Foremost Lithium Resource & Technology Ltd (CSE: FAT, FSE: F0R0, ISIN: CA3455101012) paint an increasingly detailed picture of the prospects offered by Zoro Lithium Property with the now 16 known pegmatite dykes. As the Vancouver-based firm said Thursday afternoon, new results from the 100 percent flagship project are now available. The current ratings are for the core samples from the targets “Dyke 8” and “Dyke 16” with the most important value being 1.33% lithium oxide. But the analyzes do not only provide information about the battery mineral in your area. The precious metal content was also marked on “Zoro”.
Zoro is one of five hard rock lithium projects being investigated by Foremost Lithium in the historic Snow Lake mining district of Manitoba, Canada. The company’s portfolio also includes the sixth lithium project in the Northwest Territories. The business goal of Foremost Lithium is to be a key player in the production of high quality lithium hydroxide for batteries in North America. This chemical is an important component of lithium-ion batteries, which are required under the climate neutrality objective, for example in the electromobility and green energy sectors.
New analysis from the Zoro Hard-rock Lithium project
Foremost Lithium has completed its campaign to drill ten wells totaling 1,509 meters in its flagship Zoro project. Test results for primary samples are now available from this latest on-site program. Activation Laboratories, based in Ancaster, Ontario, conducted a multi-element analysis of lithium, related elements, and gold.
Key test results include 1.33% lithium oxide in the newly discovered Dyke 16 target. The exploration program also tested geological and moving metal ion targets and assessed the previously known ‘Dyke 8’ at deeper levels. (“Wale” are plate-like bodies of rocks, mostly igneous rocks (such as pegmatite) that cut through the surrounding rock.)
Management: Results as the basis for further goals
The results support the running of the company. Lithium President and CEO John Gravelle said in a statement that the drilling program confirmed the current discovery of a new pegmatite containing podsumene, Dyke 16. With the results of a recently completed magnetic drone survey, soil and rock geochemical data, and a historical and current exploration database, we look forward to to further define further perspectives for diamond lithium pegmatite drilling in Zoro.
Ratings for lithium: “Dyke 16” …
The main target of the drilling campaign were the targets “Wał 16” and “Wał 8”.
Dyke 16 is the newest target discovered on Zoro. two wells, DDHFM22-70 and DDHF22-70Bcut a total of 8.28 m of pegmatite containing podsumene from 32.44 to 35.80 m. Test results ranged from 0.04 to 1.33% lithium oxide in four core samples over a length of 3.36 meters.
Hole DDHFM22-70B was designed to undercut the first pegmatite trend. It cut 4.92 m of pegmatite containing podsum with a gradation of 0.04 to 1.05% lithium oxide in the five core samples. The podsumen it contains ranges from three to fifteen percent. It is light green and occurs as single crystals or crystal aggregates. The parent rock is a fine-grained, variable, leafy basalt.
The metal concentrations in Dyke 8 are comparable to those in Dyke 1. They are 225 to 476 ppm for cesium, 74.9 to 116.2 ppm for niobium, and 28.3 to 89.7 ppm for tantalum.
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The high-quality podumene pegmatite “Dyke 8” was discovered in 2018 by drilling on a moving geochemical anomaly of soil with metal ions. At that time, the exploration hole (Far18-35) was intersecting 36.5 meters of pegmatite containing podsumene, including individual spacing of 12.3 meters at 1.1%, 4.4 meters at 1.2% and 2.2 meters at 1, 5% lithium oxide.
Current well DDHFM22-71 currently undercuts this original discovery crossing two separate pegmatites, one from 70.45 to 75.89 meters and the other from 84.4 to 86.65 meters. The parent rock is a fine-grained, variously altered, layered basalt +/- pyroxenes (rock-forming silicates). For the first captured pegmatite, the test results range from 0.05 to 0.86% lithium oxide in five core samples over 4.71 meters, the second captured pegmatite in each of the two core samples over 2.25 meters is 0, 05% lithium oxide.
Regarding the highest concentrations of related metals, these are found in Dyke 8 in pegmatite with no visible podsumene and are 1440 ppm (cesium) and 137.9 ppm (niobium). The degree of lithium in this sample is 0.21 percent, indicating a likely but undetected lithium-containing mineral.
Tantalum tests for Dyke 8 core samples range from 30.2 ppm to 88.5 ppm.
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Gold on “Zoro”
In addition to lithium, analysis of the core sample also detected another metal: gold.
In the drill core DDHFM22-072 there is a fine-grained, dispersed arsenopyrite, pyrite and to a lesser extent chalcopyrite controlled by veins and fractures. Fifty-one samples of quartz-feldspar porphyry fed and locally flooded with quartz-potassium and five additional core samples were collected from the well. DDHFM22-063, taken here from dark green, foiled, chlorite and siliconized basalt; locally printed with pink and red garnet. The mineralized ranges in the quartz-feldspar porphyry ranged from 2 to 21.8 m; in the rebuilt basalt there was a single distance of 3.89 meters.
For feldspar / quartz porphyry, results show a concentration range of less than one part per billion to 4.76 g / t gold with an average of 0.31 g / t gold. The highest quality gold values are found in gray, mottled, foiled and bored feldspar-quartz porphyry, 0.68 meters wide, with visibly altered feldspar phenocrysts (phenocrysts). (Budinated: ellipsoidal-shaped rock structures that broke into individual units as a result of rock bursting apart). Gold values in the altered basalt samples ranged from undetectable (less than one billionth) to 0.16 grams per ton in a core range of 3.89 meters.
About Foremost Lithium Resource & Technology Ltd.
Vancouver-based resource exploration company Foremost Lithium aims to support the electric vehicle and battery markets by producing high-quality lithium hydroxide for batteries. To this end, there is a strong emphasis on the exploration and development of the six hard rock lithium projects “Zoro”, “Jean Lake”, “Grass River Claims”, “Jol” and “Peg North Claims” so-called “Snow Lake Projects” in Manitoba ) and “Hidden Lake” in the Northwest Territories. Furthermore, Foremost Lithium is diversified thanks to the Gold and Silver Winston project in the US state of New Mexico.