• Additional high-grade samples return 3.04%, 3.37% and 3.90% Li2O
• High-purity spodumene assays 8.76% Li2O
• Samples return up to 6.1% Rubidium Oxide (Rb2O)
Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX:AAZ)
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver B.C., November 13, 2018 – AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP. (“Azincourt” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: AAZ, OTC: AZURF), in conjunction with its JV partner, New Age Metals (TSX.V: NAM), is pleased to announce exploration results from the Lithium One Project, located 125 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as part of the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field.
Crews have been active at Lithium One throughout late summer and into the fall executing a comprehensive ground reconnaissance program (detailed mapping and sampling) designed to help prioritize targets for upcoming drill programs. Sampling at Lithium One has generated significant results, with several returning high-grade lithium oxide (“Li2O”). Nine samples exceeded 2% Li2O, five samples exceeded 3% Li2O and two samples exceeded 4% Li2O. See table below:
Silverleaf Pegmatite – Lithium One Project – 2018 Assay Results
Sample# UTM E UTM N Type Li2O % Cs2O Rb2O Ta2O5
172176 332224 5580074 Assay 2.56 0.14 5.07 0.01
172177 332224 5580074 Assay 0.06 0.05 1.13 0.00
172178 332224 5580074 Assay 2.63 0.17 5.26 0.01
172179 332173 5580096 Assay 2.71 0.02 0.13 0.01
172181 332172 5580093 Assay 1.81 0.05 0.63 0.00
172182 332169 5580091 Assay 4.09 0.00 0.03 0.00
172183 332169 5580091 Assay 3.90 0.00 0.03 0.00
172184 332169 5580091 Frac. 0.04 0.00 0.01 0.00
172185 332187 5580090 Frac. 8.76 0.01 0.05 0.01
172186 332183 5580090 Assay 3.04 0.18 5.56 0.02
172187 332214 5580082 Assay 2.54 0.15 5.54 0.01
172188 332228 5580090 Assay 3.37 0.14 6.11 0.01
Table 1: Silverleaf Pegmatite – 2018 Sample Assay Results (see Figure 3 for sample locations)
Samples were obtained from the surface exposure of the Silverleaf Pegmatite. Samples include grab and channel samples with the dominant geological unit exposed on surface being the Spodumene-Lepidolite Zone. Sample locations are referenced in accompanying Figure 3. The Annie and other pegmatites from the Lithium One Project have also been sampled and assay results are currently pending.
“These are excellent results at Lithium One, the numbers are significant,” said president & CEO, Alex Klenman. “These high-grade samples, combined with our earlier results at the Lithium Two Project, have provided important data that is not only extremely beneficial in the identification of priority drill targets, but they also greatly enhance our understanding of the project potential. With each round of results the viability of the projects become more compelling. We are excited to progress to drill stage and begin to unlock that potential,” continued Mr. Klenman.
Drill permits have been applied for on the Lithium Two and Lithium One Projects and the company is awaiting approval from the province. Drilling will commence once the permits are approved.
In an effort to determine the purity of the spodumene, a sample of spodumene blade (sample # 172815) was extracted from the Silverleaf Pegmatite and sent for analysis. This sample yielded an assay value of 8.76% Li2O. This would suggest that the spodumene crystals present in the Silverleaf Pegmatite are of a very high lithium content.
In addition to the high-grade lithium oxide (Li2O) results, several samples also returned significant amounts of rubidium oxide (Rb2O). Rubidium’s principle application is in specialty glasses used in fiber optic telecommunications systems, in addition to night-vision devices, photoelectric cells and photomultiplier tubes.
In geological terms, the Silverleaf Pegmatite and others encountered on the Lithium One Project are LCT Type (Lithium-Cesium-Tantalum) Pegmatites. This Pegmatite Field is host to the world-class Tanco Pegmatite, which has been mined since 1969 for tantalum, cesium, and spodumene. Historically the Lithium One Project area is known for the presence of numerous surface pegmatites of various dimensions and compositions.
Azincourt Energy – New Age Metals Lithium Joint Venture
The pegmatites in this region of southeast Manitoba are described as being a part of the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field. Several large lithium-bearing pegmatites exist in this region and exploration activity in the region is increasing. This pegmatite field is host to the world-class Tanco Pegmatite, which is a highly fractionated Lithium-Cesium-Tantalum (LCT Type) pegmatite and has been mined in varying capacities since 1969. The LCT-type pegmatites can contain large amounts of spodumene (one of the primary ores used in hard rock lithium extraction) and are a primary geological target in hard rock lithium exploration. They also can contain economic qualities of tantalum and cesium as well as other lithium bearing minerals such as mica. With eight projects totalling over 14,000 hectares the Azincourt-New Age JV is the largest claim holder for Lithium Projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field.
The contents contained herein that relate to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Carey Galeschuk, a consulting geoscientist for New Age Metals. Mr. Galeschuk is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
About Azincourt Energy Corp.
Azincourt Energy is a Canadian-based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of alternative energy/fuel projects, including uranium, lithium, and other elements critical to the future.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP.
Alex Klenman, President & CEO
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Alex Klenman, President & CEO
Azincourt Energy Corp.
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Azincourt Energy – Lithium Projects
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