SUDBURY, ON, Sept. 20, 2022 /CNW/ - Frontier Lithium Inc. (TSXV: FL) (FRA: HL2) (OTCQX: LITOF) ("Frontier" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the results for five additional drill holes completed during the Phase XII drill program on the Spark pegmatite which began in May 2022 and is currently in progress. The initial drill holes were designed to convert inferred material to the indicated category for the planned open pit. The Spark pegmatite is one of the two delineated premium spodumene-bearing lithium deposits on the PAK Lithium Project.

Howard and Sam from Sandy Lake First Nation in front of drill core from Spark deposit. (CNW Group/Frontier Lithium Inc.)

Highlights
  • Phase XII delineation and infill drilling with two drill rigs is currently being conducted, whereby, the Company has completed 11,150m of drilling in 34 holes as of September 11, 2022.  Analysis from 5 of the holes have been received and reported herein.
  • DDH PL-062-22 Intersected a total of 180.8m of pegmatite averaging 1.55% Li2O with thin sheets of mafic rafts within the pegmatite as expected.  Collared north of the Spark Pegmatite in mafic volcanic, hole was drilled to convert inferred material at depth and to provide a northern contact of the Spark Pegmatite.  Hole was terminated in pegmatite due to time constraints and will extended later in the program.
    • Includes 16.9m from 178.0m to 194.9m of 2.19% Li2O
  • DDH PL-066-22 intersected 338.0m of continuous pegmatite averaging 1.79% Li2O.  Collared in pegmatite on the southern end of the Spark orebody, the hole was drilled to convert inferred material at depth
    • Includes 14m zone from 89.0m to 103.0m of 2.73% Li2O
    • Includes 14m zone from 159.0m to 173.0m of 2.58% Li2O
    • Includes 24m zone from 191.0m to 215.0m of 2.52% Li2O
  • DDH PL-070-22, PL-071-22 and PL-073-22 were collared proximal to each other and fanned out to test both the northern upper and southern lower contacts with the mafic host rock.  As expected, they intersected diminishing proportions of pegmatite from west to east with an increase in mafic rafts towards the east.
    • PL-070-22 intersected a total of 181.1m of pegmatite averaging 1.53% Li2O
    • PL-071-22 intersected a total of 107.7m of pegmatite averaging 1.40% Li2O
      • Includes 5.4m from 242.6 to 248.0m averaging 663 ppm Ta2O5 and 1.3% Li2O
    • PL-073-22 intersected a total of 124.5m of pegmatite averaging 1.38% Li2O
      • Includes 16.0m from 92.2 to 108.1 averaging 521 ppm Ta2O5 and 1.02% Li2O

"We are extremely pleased with the drilling results to date." states Garth Drever, V.P. Exploration. "The infill-drilling continues to be predictable, the pegmatite remains open in all directions and zones of elevated tantalum and cesium along with lithium are being delineated."

The initial objective for the Phase XII drill program was to focus on converting the inferred resource within the central portion of the Spark deposit at depth. DDH's PL-062-22 was terminated in pegmatite and PL-066-22 was ended in mafic volcanics due to PFS time constraints requiring quick turn-around of analysis. With one month of drilling remaining in the current program, Frontier will focus on defining the limits of the pegmatite and deepening many of the initial holes that had been terminated earlier in the program.

Figure 1 is a location map showing the project area including Frontier's land tenure and location of the three lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatites. 

Figure 1: Location Map showing land tenure and geology

Figure 2 is a plan view showing all drilling with analytical data completed to date with emphasis on drill hole traces reported in this release.

Figure 2: Planview map of the Spark pegmatite showing drillhole traces

Table 1 details the drill holes with mineralized intersections while Table 2 summarizes all the Phase XII drill holes reported within and completed up to September 11, 2022.

Table 1: Details of Mineralized Intersections

   Drill Hole                  
   PL-062-22

Collared north of the Spark Pegmatite in mafic volcanic, PL-062-22 was drilled to convert inferred material at
depth and to provide a northern contact of the Spark Pegmatite.  Intersected a total of 180.8m of 1.55%
of Li2O and thin sheets of mafic rafts within the pegmatite as expected.  Hole was terminated in pegmatite due
to time constraints and will be extended later in the program

Zone

From
(m)

To 
(m)

Width
(m)

Li2
(%)

Cs2O
(%)

Ta2O5
(ppm)

Nb2O5
(ppm)

SnO2
(ppm)

Rb2O
(%)

Unit

Li-Enriched

120.5

208.9

88.4

1.59

0.03

150

104

64

0.24

Pegmatite, minor mafics

including


178.0

194.9

16.9

2.19

0.02

114

104

33

0.21

Pegmatite

Li-Enriched

222.5

249.0

26.5

1.46

0.02

76

78

116

0.29

Pegmatite

Li-Enriched

294.0

360.0

66.0

1.54

0.02

74

84

38


Aplite, minor mafics













 

Drill Hole
PL-066-22

Collared in pegmatite on the southern end of the Spark orebody, PL-066-22 was drilled to convert inferred
material at depth.  Intersected 330.7m of continuous pegmatite at 1.79% Li2O (120m horizontal distance)

Zone

From
(m)

To     
(m)

Width
(m)

Li2
(%)

Cs2O
(%)

Ta2O5
(ppm)

Nb2O5
(ppm)

SnO2
(ppm)

Rb2O
(%)

Unit

Li-Enriched

12.0

342.7

330.7

1.79

0.02

67

90

38

0.25

Aplite-Pegmatite


including

89.0

103.0

14.0

2.73

0.01

60

83

35

0.20

Aplite, minor pegmatite


including

159.0

173.0

14.0

2.58

0.01

36

75

19

0.19

Aplite, minor pegmatite


including

191.0

215.0

24.0

2.52

0.03

71

73

52

0.28

Aplite, minor pegmatite

 

   Drill Hole  
   PL-070-22

Was drilled to test both the northern upper and southern lower contacts with the mafic host rock. Intersected
several pegmatitic zones ranging from a few metres to 94m. PL-070-22 intersected a total of 181.1m
of pegmatite averaging 1.53% Li2O

Zone

From
(m)

 To     
(m)

Width
(m)

Li2
(%)

Cs2O
(%)

Ta2O5
(ppm)

Nb2O5
(ppm)

SnO2
(ppm)

Rb2O
(%)

Unit

Li-Enriched

27.7

31.7

4.0

2.24

0.01

98

59

34

0.16

Aplite


Li-Enriched

65.5

69.3

3.8

2.19

0.02

160

63

22

0.24

Pegmatite-aplite

Li-Enriched

112.0

132.4

20.4

1.65

0.03

129

96

69

0.25

Aplite-pegmatite

Li-Enriched

164.4

258.3

93.9

1.57

0.02

151

88

54

0.29

Aplite, minor
mafics

Li-Enriched

323.5

382.5

59.0

1.35

0.01

63

93

49

0.22

Aplite


 

Drill Hole   
PL-071-22

Was collared proximal to PL-070-22 and fanned out to the east to test both the northern upper and southern
lower contacts with the mafic host rock.  As expected, intersected diminishing proportions of pegmatite from
west to east with an increase in mafic rafts towards the east. intersected a total of 107.7m of pegmatite
averaging 1.40% Li2O. Includes 5.4m from 242.6 to 248.0m averaging 663 ppm Ta2O5 and 1.3% Li2O

Zone

From
(m)

To     
(m)

Width
(m)

Li2
(%)

Cs2O
(%)

Ta2O5
(ppm)

Nb2O5
(ppm)

SnO2
(ppm)

Rb2O
(%)

Unit

Li-Enriched

34.4

41.7

7.4

1.89

0.01

159

80

36

0.19

Pegmatite-aplite

Li-Enriched

98.6

132.6

34.0

1.31

0.02

140

55

65

0.18

Pegmatite, minor
mafics

Li-Enriched

153.5

184.0

30.5

1.18

0.02

107

57

70

0.23

Aplite, minor mafics

Li-Enriched

191.0

221.6

30.6

1.62

0.02

118

69

62

0.21

Aplite


Li-Ta-Enriched

242.6

248.0

5.4

1.30

0.02

663

233

151

0.31

Aplite


 

Drill Hole  
PL-073-22

Was collared proximal to PL-070-22 and PL-071-22 and fanned out to the east to test both the northern upper and
southern lower contacts with the mafic host rock.  As expected, intersected diminishing proportions of pegmatite
from west to east with an increase in mafic rafts towards the east. intersected a total of 124.5m of pegmatite
averaging 1.38% Li2O

Zone

From
(m)

To     
(m)

Width
(m)

Li2
(%)

Cs2O
(%)

Ta2O5
(ppm)

Nb2O5
(ppm)

SnO2
(ppm)

Rb2O
(%)

Unit

Li-Enriched

49.2

50.6

1.4

1.58

0.03

154

57

52

0.14

Pegmatite

Li-Ta-Enriched

92.2

108.1

16.0

1.02

0.05

521

92

62

0.22

Aplite-minor mafics

Li-Enriched

116.4

142.4

26.0

1.15

0.04

218

62

64

0.18

Aplite-minor mafics

Li-Enriched

187.3

250.7

63.5

1.65

0.02

193

73

83

0.27

Aplite-minor mafics

Li-Enriched

329.7

347.4

17.7

1.06

0.01

76

38

45

0.19

Aplite-minor mafics

 

Table 2:  Summary of Phase XII Drill Program (May to July 4, 2022)

DDHNo

Date Drilled

UTM Zone 15N (NAD83)

Collar
Orient

Metres Drilled

Start

End

Easting

Northing

(mASL)

Azim

Dip

Start

End

Phase XII

PL-057-221

2022-05-15

2022-05-17

472,733

5,829,489

355.9

358

-55

0

172.5

PL-058-221

2022-05-17

2022-05-23

472,733

5,829,489

355.9

177

-70

0

297.4

PL-059-222

2022-05-24

2022-05-28

472,698

5,829,535

356.0

165

-78

0

316

PL-060-222

2022-05-27

2022-06-04

472,749

5,829,559

360.0

180

-73

0

360

PL-061-222

2022-05-20

2022-05-27

472,773

5,829,561

360.2

178

-65

0

327

PL-062-22

2022-05-28

2022-06-05

472,712

5,829,596

356.2

176

-65

0

360

PL-063-221

2022-06-05

2022-06-10

472,746

5,829,539

360.0

187

-70

0

348.5

PL-064-221

2022-06-05

2022-06-10

472,712

5,829,596

356.2

141

-65

0

352.5

PL-065-22

2022-06-10

2022-06-22

472,686

5,829,583

354.0

173

-72

0

330.86

PL-066-22

2022-06-12

2022-06-27

472,732

5,829,371

325.0

323

-70

0

365.67

PL-067-22

2022-06-29

2022-07-04

472,778

5,829,383

327.0

315

-70

0

352.5

PL-068-222

2022-06-22

2022-06-27

472,790

5,829,540

360.0

171

-55

0

343.5

PL-069-22

2022-07-06

2022-07-15

472,814

5,829,385

326.0

324

-61

0

412.3

PL-070-22

2022-06-28

2022-07-04

472,805

5,829,588

360.0

184

-54

0

405

PL-071-22

2022-07-04

2022-07-15

472,805

5,829,588

360.0

160

-52

0

384.6

PL-072-22

2022-07-15

2022-07-21

472,847

5,829,384

326.0

349

-61

0

386.2

PL-073-22

2022-07-16

2022-07-23

472,816

5,829,589

360.0

146

-52

0

392

PL-074-22

2022-07-28

2022-08-02

472,584

5,829,497

354.0

162

-47

0

403.5

PL-075-22

2022-08-01

2022-08-06

472,571

5,829,490

354.0

177

-47

0

408

PL-076-22

2022-07-25

2022-08-05

472,846

5,829,384

326.0

314

-63

0

438

PL-077-22

2022-08-08

2022-08-24

472,864

5,829,390

326.0

354

-56

0

433.38

PL-077A-22

2022-08-06

2022-08-07

472,871

5,829,377

324.0

335

-65

0

24.6

PL-078-22

2022-08-25

2022-09-01

472,939

5,829,369

326.0

341

-55

0

339.7

PL-079-22

2022-08-06

2022-08-15

472,538

5,829,480

357.0

177

-48

0

417

PL-080-22

2022-08-16

2022-08-23

472,687

5,829,511

354.0

193

-55

0

418.5

PL-081-22

2022-08-24

2022-08-30

472,689

5,829,499

354.0

177

-46

0

367.7

PL-082-22

2022-08-30

2022-09-02

472,718

5,829,455

355.0

6

-61

0

241.5

PL-083-22

2022-09-02

2022-09-06

472,971

5,829,367

326.0

343

-57

0

377.3

PL-084-22

2022-09-07

2022-09-11

472,983

5,829,380

325.0

358

-42

0

327

PL-085-22

2022-09-02

2022-09-05

472,731

5,829,472

354.0

309

-57

0

232

PL-086-22

2022-09-05

2022-09-08

472,731

5,829,472

354.0

162

-46

0

201

PL-087-22

2022-09-08

2022-09-11

472,701

5,829,451

354.0

318

-50

0

213.4

PL-GDH-11-22

2022-07-22

2022-07-24

473,046

5,829,379

325.0

285

-47

0

173.5

PL-GDH-12-22

2022-07-23

2022-07-25

472,456

5,829,470

358.0

119

-45

0

228

Phase XII is ongoing and scheduled to be completed in September 2022

Total metres drilled 

11,150.6

Notes:

1: Reported on Release July 25, 2022









2: Reported on Release August 17 ,2022       








Due Diligence

All scientific and technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Garth Drever, P.Geo., the qualified person (QP) under the definitions established by National Instrument 43-101.  Under Frontier's QA/QC procedures, all drilling was completed by Chenier Drilling Ltd. of Val Caron, ON using thin walled BTW drill rods (4.2 cm core diameter) and a Reflex ACT III oriented core system. Using the Reflex system, the drill core was oriented and marked as it was retrieved at the drill. The core was boxed and delivered to the Frontier core shack where it was examined, geologically logged, and marked for sampling. The core was photographed prior to sampling.  Using a rock saw, the marked sample intervals were halved with one-half bagged for analysis. Sample blanks along with lithium, rubidium and cesium certified reference material was routinely inserted into the sample stream in accordance with industry recommended practices. Field duplicate samples were also taken in accordance with industry recommended practices. The samples were placed in poly sample bags and transported to Red Lake by float plane and then shipped to AGAT Laboratories Ltd. (AGAT) in Thunder Bay for sample preparation and to Mississauga, Ontario for processing and quantitative multi-element analysis. AGAT is an ISO accredited laboratory. The core is stored on site at the Pakeagama Lake exploration camp.

About Frontier Lithium

Frontier Lithium is a preproduction business with an objective to become a strategic domestic supplier of spodumene concentrates for industrial users as well as battery-grade lithium hydroxide and other chemicals to the growing electric vehicle and energy storage markets in North America. The Company maintains the largest land position and resource in a new premium lithium mineral district located in Ontario's Great Lakes region.

About PAK Lithium Project

The PAK Lithium Project is one of the highest quality known lithium mineral resource in North America due to its high-grade and low impurity properties in the pegmatite ore material and the spodumene mineral. The Company published a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") in April 2021 that indicated an after-tax Net Present Value ("NPV") at an 8% discount rate of US $974 million and a 21% after-tax Internal Rate of Return ("IRR") through a fully-integrated lithium operation utilizing spodumene concentrate generated from the PAK Lithium Project to achieve downstream conversion for production of battery-quality lithium chemicals and concentrate for the glass and glass-ceramics market. For details, please refer to the NI 43-101 Technical report by BBA Engineering Ltd. issued on April 9, 2021 and filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR on April 14, 2021.

Forward-looking Statements

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's registered filings available at sedar.com.

Frontier Lithium Inc. logo (CNW Group/Frontier Lithium Inc.)

SOURCE Frontier Lithium Inc.

Copyright 2022 Canada NewsWire

Frontier Lithium (TSXV:FL)
Historical Stock Chart
From Nov 2022 to Dec 2022 Click Here for more Frontier Lithium Charts.
Frontier Lithium (TSXV:FL)
Historical Stock Chart
From Dec 2021 to Dec 2022 Click Here for more Frontier Lithium Charts.