Canadian Mining Journal


LITHIUM: Frontier reports high grade PAK drill results

The PAK lithium project in July 2018. (Image: Frontier Lithium)

ONTARIO – Frontier Lithium of Sudbury, Ont., has the assays from the phase four drill program completed in July 2018 at the PAK lithium deposit 175 km north of Red Lake. Mineralization remains open at depth and along strike (northwest and southeast), and the thickness of the mineralization increases down-plunge to the east-southeast.

Frontier offered the following highlights:

  • DDH PL-028-18 intersected 219.75 metres of pegmatite averaging 2.07% lithium oxide representing a horizontal width of over 56 metres with a lithium enriched zone (Lower-Upper Intermediate zone);
  • DDHs PL-028-18 and PL-029-18 confirm and expand the inferred resource near the base of the current published estimate and under the 2018 pre-feasibility open pit shell; and
  • DDHs PL-030-18 to PL-036-18 better defined the high grade (Upper Intermediate zone) with intercepts as high as 51.4 metres of 4.05% lithium oxide representing over 35 metres of horizontal width in hole PL-035-18.

The PAK deposit was first discovered by provincial geologists in the late 1990s. The property includes the Pakeagama Lake granitic pegmatite that contains cesium and tantalum as well as lithium. The spodumene in the deposit contains less than 0.1% iron oxide.

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