Canadian Mining Journal


LITHIUM: Power Metals cuts 2% Li2O and 214 ppm Ta at Case Lake

Core from a new pegmatite dyke below the Main dyke at Case Lake shows abundant spodumene. (Image: Power Metals)

ONTARIO – Vancouver-based Power Metals Corp. is seeking lithium and tantalum with some success at its early stage Case Lake project near Cochrane. Recent drilling in the Main dyke intersected 1.17% lithium oxide and 165.3 ppm tantalum over 8.0 metres, 2.07% Li2O and 214.0 ppm Ta, and 2.82% Li2O and 143.3 ppm Ta over 7.0 metres.

The company has also drilled two spodumene pegmatite dykes discovered down hole of the Main dyke at the end of the 2017 drilling program.

The first new hole returned 0.99% Li2O and 88.3 ppm Ta over 3.0 metres; 0.85% Li2O and 94.1 ppm Ta over 1.2 metres; and 1.11% Li2O and 73.0 ppm Ta over 6.42 metres.

Initial results from the second dyke contained <343.8 ppm Ta, although more drilling is needed to understand its structure.

Power Metals ( has an 80% interest with its 20% working interest partner MGX Minerals.