VANCOUVER, BC, April 27, 2021 /CNW/ – First Energy Metals Ltd. (CSE: FE) (“First Energy” or the “Company) is pleased to announce another round of assay results from channel sampling program at its Augustus Lithium Property in Quebec, Canada. The channel samples at the Beluga Pegmatite of the Canadian Lithium Prospect cut a 32-meter-wide section with an average of 0.74% lithium oxide (Li2O) which includes 14 meters of spodumene pegmatite with 1.61 percent lithium oxide. Iron content in samples is less than one percent and there are anomalous values of other rare elements such as niobium and tantalum.
Highlights of Assays (see Table 1 for details)
Lithium oxide (Li2O) values are in the range of 0.02 percent (%) to 2.99% with an average of 0.74% Li2O including a section with 1.61% Li2O over 14m. Lithium (Li) values are in the range of 90 ppm (parts per million) to 13,900 ppm (1.39%) with an average of 3,432.64 ppm, including 14m section having average of 7,471.43 ppm (0.74%). Beryllium (Be) values are in the range of 15 ppm to 674 ppm with an average of 203.61 ppm. Niobium (Nb) is in the range of 22.7 ppm to 328 ppm with an average of 83.16. Tantalum (Ta) is in the range of 18.9 ppm to 385 ppm with an average of 74.38. Iron (Fe) is in the range of 0.32% to 0.84% with an average of 0.57%. Cesium (Cs) is in the range of 34.3 ppm to 120 ppm with an average of 83.19 ppm. Rubidium (Rb) is in the range of 992 ppm 4,960 ppm with an average of 2,307 ppm.
The ground exploration work has been continuous since February 2021 and its purpose is to locate and confirm historical lithium pegmatite occurrences on two lithium prospects (Augustus and Canadian Lithium Prospects), to locate historical drill holes on the Property completed in 1950’s, and to support the ongoing drill program. The pegmatite outcrops are exposed using an excavator, and several historical drill hole casings were located which are useful guidelines for placing drill holes and mapping lithium pegmatites on surface. The field exploration is continuous, and