Commencement of Drilling at Cancet Lithium Project

MetalsTech (MTC or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling at its Cancet Lithium Project in Quebec, Canada.

Highlights

  • 4,000m diamond core drilling campaign commenced at the 100% owned Cancet Lithium Project where the Company has achieved results of up to 5.58% Li2O in channel sampling
  • Drilling campaign designed to test the strike, dip, and plunge continuity of pegmatite, believed to be part of a large contiguous lithium rich ore body
  • Results from drill program will underpin maiden resource estimation and delivery of a scoping study
  • Cancet boasts excellent infrastructure including major highway and high voltage power within the project tenements
  • Dahrouge Geological Consultants and Cabo Drilling Inc engaged to complete drilling program
  • 2,000m diamond core drilling program planned at the nearby Adina Lithium Project targeting resource definition, anticipated to commence at end of May 2017
  • Due diligence on the pending acquisition of the New Athona and Bay Lake high grade cobalt projects where up to 15.36% Co have been recorded is progressing well

Drilling Commenced

Drilling has commenced at the Company’s 100% owned Cancet Lithium Project which hosts lithium within spodumene bearing pegmatites.

The maiden diamond core drilling program will test the strike, dip, and plunge continuity of several already identified pegmatite outcrops, believed to be part of a large contiguous high grade lithium ore body which is accessible from surface.

In conjunction with Dahrouge Geological Consultants, the Company has selected fifty (50) individual drill sites from which a proposed two-phase drilling campaign is to be completed. Phase 1 includes twenty (20) diamond core holes for approximately 4,000m which will be drilled over a period of approximately six (6) weeks. The Company will update stakeholders iteratively with respect to both visual estimates of spodumene content when drill core is produced (a strong leading indicator of lithium content) and secondly when Li2O results are received following ultimate core analysis and laboratory assay.

The balance of the proposed drill holes will be completed in Phase 2 which will commence during the spring-summer period once the results of Phase 1 drilling have been modelled and following the completion of a regional geochemical survey and a regional ground-based magnetic survey.

A recent channel sampling program at Cancet yielded assays of up to 5.58% Li2O as well as elevated Ta2O5 across the majority of the identified mineralisation.

The average value from all samples collected was 1.47% Li2O which is higher than the current major lithium deposits in Quebec including:

Nemaska Lithium (TSX:NMX) Whabouchi Deposit 43.8Mt @ 1.46% Li2O (NI 43-101)
Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) James Bay Deposit 22.2Mt @ 1.28% Li2O (JORC)
Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA) Authier Deposit 13.75Mt @ 1.06% Li2O (JORC)
Critical Elements Corp (TSX-V:CRE) Rose Deposit 37.2Mt @ 0.95% Li2O (NI 43-101)

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