Battery Metals

Power Metals Corp. (" Power Metals " or the " Company ") (TSXV: PWM) (FRANKFURT: OAA1) (OTCQB: PWRMF) is pleased to announce ongoing drill results from the West Joe Dyke at its 100% owned Case Lake Property in Cochrane, Ontario .

Highlights Include (Table 1):

  • 24.07 % Cs 2 O, 0.63 % Li 2 O, 34.2 ppm Ta over 1.0 m , 15.0 to 16.0 m , PWM-22-143
  • 20.36 % Cs 2 O, 2.28 % Li 2 O, 15.7 ppm Ta over 1.0 m , 14.0 to 15.0 m , PWM-22-143
  • 22.22 % Cs 2 O, 1.46 % Li 2 O, 25.1 ppm Ta over 2.00 m , 14.0 to 16.0 m , PWM-22-143
  • 7.65 % Cs 2 O, 1.45 % Li 2 O, 247.1 ppm Ta over 7.09 m , 11.96 to 19.05 m , PWM-22-143 (Figure 1).
  • 1.94 % Cs 2 O, 2.20 % Li 2 O, 466.0 ppm Ta over 8.98 m , 20.97 to 29.95 m , PWM-22-144
  • 2.71 % Cs 2 O, 4.75 % Li 2 O, 396.0 ppm Ta over 2.00 m , 24.00 to 26.00 m , PWM-22-144
  • 3.66 % Cs 2 O, 1.05 % Li 2 O, 1440.0 ppm Ta over 1.00 m , 48.00 to 49.00 m , PWM-22-147

Drilling on the West Joe Dyke has intersected multiple pollucite intervals with up to 24.07 % Cs 2 O at a shallow depth of 15.00 m in drill hole PWM-22-143. Pollucite is the only ore mineral of Cs. The West Joe pollucite zone is characterized by secondary lepidolite (Li) and muscovite along fractures in massive white pollucite. The pollucite zone is enclosed within the inner intermediate zone consisting of coarse-grained pale green spodumene (Li), coarse-grained white K-feldspar enriched in Rubidium (Rb), and Ta-oxide minerals.

SGS Burnaby, British Columbia analytical lab was so surprised by the exceptionally high cesium assays that they assayed the samples multiple times and further sent the samples to SGS Lakefield, Ontario which confirmed the numbers and signed off on the assay certificate. Dr. Julie Selway , VP of Exploration, reassured SGS that the cesium results were to be expected because pollucite was visible in the drill core.

Dr. Selway states, "The drill core with 24.07 % Cs 2 O over 1.0 m is the highest and most impressive cesium assay in properties that I have worked on in my career. One of Power Metals' goals for the summer 2022 drill program was to follow up on the 14.70 % Cs 2 O over 1.0 m in drill hole PWM-18-126 from 2018. The 2022 drilling cesium results have surpassed the 2018 results and has further confirmed the economic value of the West Joe Dyke."

Chairman & CEO, Johnathan More , stated "These cesium high-grade zones have far exceeded our expectations this early in the game. World leader, Sinomine Resource Group, invested in Power Metals earlier this year and both parties are excited with these results. Cesium is extremely rare to find and is currently not being mined anywhere in the world. Historically, it is found in small quantities and the current mineralization seen at Case Lake is being found near surface. These results along with reported and ongoing lithium mineralization is creating massive value for this property."

The West Joe pollucite zone has Cs grades similar to that of Sinclair cesium mine, Australia held by Essential Metals Limited (ASX: ESS). Pollucite was mined by open pit from the Sinclair mine in 2018 (Pioneer Resources Limited, press release dated Dec. 12, 2018 ). There are only two other commercial cesium mines globally: Tanco mine, Manitoba and Bikita mine, Zimbabwe . In addition to the Cs grade, West Joe has the advantages that the pollucite has shallow depths of less than 50 m below surface and road access to make it easy for future extraction. Another advantage of West Joe is that it has three economic commodities in the same zone: lithium, cesium and tantalum. Canadian, Ontario and United States governments have labelled all three commodities as critical metals.

Table 1 Assay highlights for West Joe Dyke, drill holes PWM-22-141 to 147.

BHID

including

From
(m)

To (m)

Length
(m)

Li 2 O
(%)

Cs 2 O (%)

Ta
(ppm)

Rb
(ppm)

PWM-22-141


16.90

20.78

3.88

1.95

0.078

480.5

1156

PWM-22-141

including

17.96

20.00

2.04

2.65

0.099

678.1

1512

PWM-22-142


38.00

41.39

3.39

1.08

0.092

315.2

1957

PWM-22-142

including

39.00

41.00

2.00

1.59

0.089

282.5

1386

PWM-22-143


11.96

19.05

7.09

1.45

7.65

247.1

3043

PWM-22-143

including

14.00

16.00

2.00

1.46

22.22

25.1

4126

PWM-22-143

including

14.00

15.00

1.00

2.28

20.36

15.7

3784

PWM-22-143

including

15.00

16.00

1.00

0.63

24.07

34.2

4468

PWM-22-144


20.97

29.95

8.98

2.20

1.94

466.0

2754

PWM-22-144

including

23.00

28.00

5.00

3.00

3.18

520.3

3300

PWM-22-144

including

24.00

26.00

2.00

4.75

2.71

396.0

876

PWM-22-144

including

26.00

28.00

2.00

2.22

3.04

904.0

2625

PWM-22-145


28.82

33.00

4.18

1.08

0.08

288.0

1726

PWM-22-145

including

28.82

30.00

1.18

1.73

0.08

368.0

1208

PWM-22-145


43.60

44.00

0.40

1.54

1.28

234.0

2533

PWM-22-146


32.97

34.90

1.93

1.18

0.03

454.3

350

PWM-22-147


46.60

52.00

5.40

2.27

0.82

687.9

1149

PWM-22-147

including

47.00

48.00

1.00

3.43

0.07

736.0

1515

PWM-22-147

including

48.00

49.00

1.00

1.05

3.66

1440.0

2126










Drill holes are oriented perpendicular to the strike length of the pegmatite, so mineralization is close to true width.

Figure 1 Pollucite-spodumene-Ta-oxides, PWM-22-143, West Joe Dyke pegmatite, Case Lake. (CNW Group/POWER METALS CORP)

The pollucite zone at West Joe differs from the other three global cesium mines in that at West Joe spodumene is the dominant lithium mineral whereas at the other cesium mines petalite and lepidolite are the dominant lithium minerals.

The primary use of the cesium mined at Tanco, Manitoba is for cesium formate brines used for high pressure, high temperature well drilling for oil and gas. Cesium bromide is used in infrared detectors, optics, photoelectric cells, scintillation counters and spectrometers (USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022). Cesium isotopes are used in atomic resonance frequency in standard atomic clocks which play a vital role in aircraft guidance systems, global positioning satellites and internet and cellular telephone transmissions (USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022).

West Joe Dyke was discovered for its spodumene (Li) mineralization in August 2018 . Drilling on the Dyke lead to the discovery of cesium mineralization in the fall of 2018 with six drill holes intersecting pollucite in drill core (i.e., PWM-18-111, 112, 116, 123, 124 and 126). The best assay was 6.74 % Cs 2 O over 5.00 m , 11.00 to 16.00 m interval including 14.70 % Cs 2 O over 1.00 m , 13.00 to 14.00 m interval from drill hole PWM-18-126 (PWM press release dated Nov. 13 , 2018).  Summer 2022 drilling has intersected pollucite in five drill holes (i.e., PWM-22-128, 143, 144, 145 and 147). Cesium assays of 6.53 % Cs 2 O, 1.28 % Li 2 O and 324.0 ppm Ta over 1.0 m were previously disclosed in a press release dated Aug. 19, 2022 .

Power Metals 2022 summer drill program is for 5000 m and over 2700 m has been completed to date. This press release reports assays received to date from drill holes PWM-22-141 to 147 on the West Joe Dyke. The purpose of each drill hole was to infill on known mineralization to aid in a future resource estimate.

Drill hole collar coordinates are given in Table 2.

Table 2 West Joe, Case Lake drill hole collar coordinates. NAD 83, Zone 17. Trimble R2 GPS survey with 2 cm accuracy in the horizontal.

Drill Hole

Easting (m)

Northing
(m)

Elevation
(m)

Azimuth
(◦)

Dip
(◦)

Length
(m)

PWM-22-141

576293.31

5431120.57

344.53

170

-45

43.25

PWM-22-142

576291.12

5431131.34

343.70

170

-45

54

PWM-22-143

576316.26

5431108.95

344.50

170

-45

36

PWM-22-144

576314.03

5431119.73

344.50

170

-45

45

PWM-22-145

576311.20

5431132.70

343.47

170

-45

57

PWM-22-146

576308.79

5431142.21

343.51

170

-45

59.5

PWM-22-147

576308.51

5431142.47

343.53

170

-55

75








Quality Control

The drill core was sampled so that 1 m of the Case Batholith tonalite host rock was sampled followed by 1 m long samples of the pegmatite dyke and 1 m of the Case Batholith. The sampling followed lithology boundaries so that only one lithology unit is within a sample, except for the Cochrane by Power Metals' geologists. The core was prepared at SGS Garson and analyzed at SGS Burnaby, British Columbia which has ISO 17025 certification. Every 20 samples included one external quartz blank, one external lithium standard and one core duplicate. The ore grade Li 2 O% was prepared by sodium peroxide fusion with analysis by ICP-OES with a detection limit of 0.002 % Li 2 O. A Quality Control review of the standards, blanks and core duplicates indicated that they all passed. The ore grade Cs 2 O% for > 10000 ppm Cs was prepared by alkaline metal digestion with analysis by FAAS with a detection limit of 0.002 % Cs. Ore grade cesium was analyzed by SGS Lakefield, Ontario which also has ISO 17025 certification.

Case Lake Property

Case Lake Property is located 80 km east of Cochrane , northeastern Ontario close to the Ontario - Quebec border. Case Lake Property consists of 585 cell claims in Steele, Case, Scapa, Pliny, Abbotsford and Challies townships, Larder Lake Mining Division. The Property is 10 km x 9.5 km in size with 14 identified tonalite domes. The Case Lake pegmatite swarm consists of six spodumene dykes: North, Main, South, East and Northeast Dykes on the Henry Dome and the West Joe Dyke on a new tonalite dome. The Case Lake Property is owned 100% by Power Metals Corp. A National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report has been prepared on Case Lake Property and filed on July 18, 2017 .

Qualified Person

Julie Selway , Ph.D., P.Geo. supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release. Dr. Selway is the VP of Exploration for Power Metals and the Qualified Person ("QP") as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Dr. Selway is supervising the exploration program at Case Lake. Dr. Selway completed a Ph.D. on granitic pegmatites in 1999 and worked for 3 years as a pegmatite geoscientist for the Ontario Geological Survey. Dr. Selway also has twenty-three scientific journal articles on pegmatites.

About Power Metals Corp.

Power Metals Corp. is a diversified Canadian mining company with a mandate to explore, develop and acquire high quality mining projects.  We are committed to building an arsenal of projects in both lithium and high-growth specialty metals and minerals. We see an unprecedented opportunity to supply the tremendous growth of the lithium battery and clean-technology industries. Learn more at www.powermetalscorp.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,

Johnathan More , Chairman & CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The securities being offered have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States , or to, or for the account or benefit of, a "U.S. person" (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act) unless pursuant to an exemption therefrom. This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations, including the use of funds raised under the Offering.  These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Although such statements are based on management's reasonable assumptions, Power Metals assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to several factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company's disclosure documents which can be found under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com .

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The TSXV has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

Power Metals Corp. Logo (CNW Group/POWER METALS CORP)

SOURCE POWER METALS CORP

Cision View original content to download multimedia: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2022/13/c7896.html

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

PWM:CA
graphic of a battery coming out of a circle

Top 9 Battery Metals Stocks on the TSX and TSXV in 2022

Click here to read the previous top battery metals stocks article.

2022 has been a breakout year for many battery metals due to the ever-strengthening electric vehicle market, a topic covered in our electric vehicle market update for the second quarter.

For those who want to get more specific, our Q3 updates on lithium, cobalt and nickel and our H1 update on graphite outline how these commodities have performed so far this year.

Companies focused on these resources are in the limelight, and many are seeing strong year-to-date gains, and below the Investing News Network has gathered the top battery metals stocks on the TSX and TSXV with year-to-date gains, including lithium, cobalt and graphite, with a special mention to nickel.

Keep reading...Show less
Latin Resources Logo

Recommencement of Field Work at Catamarca Lithium Project, Argentina; Drilling Commences At Mt03 Copper Project, Peru

Latin Resources Limited (ASX: LRS) (“Latin” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide the following update on recent reconnaissance exploration activities at the Company’s high-grade Catamarca Lithium Project (“Catamarca”) in Argentina (Appendix1and Figure1) and MT 03 project in Peru.

Keep reading...Show less
Critical Resources

Critical Resources Limited (ASX: CRR) – Trading Halt

Description

The securities of Critical Resources Limited (‘CRR’) will be placed in trading halt at the request of CRR, pending it releasing an announcement. Unless ASX decides otherwise, the securities will remain in trading halt until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on Monday, 28 November 2022 or when the announcement is released to the market.

Keep reading...Show less
Ultra Lithium Inc. (TSXV:ULT, OTCQB: ULTXF, Frankfurt: QFB)

Ultra Lithium


Keep reading...Show less

Latest Press Releases

Related News

×