Blue Eagle Lithium Inc., a lithium resource exploration and development company, provided an update for shareholders regarding the present activities on site.
Rangefront Geological (Rangefront) has started a baseline soil sampling program encompassing its original 4,000-acre land position in Railroad Valley and its recently purchased 1,520 acres, which have received only limited evaluation to date.
The field team has continued to push ahead with its work program and has totally started an on-site orientation geochemical and mapping program checking the lithologies exposed on the surface within and near the claim blocks. A senior geologist from Rangefront was mobilized to begin work on the property with the goal to collect surface clay and brine samples while exploring the possibility of a large-scale surface sampling program to assess potential brine targets at shallow depths.
This stage of the work began June 13th, 2019 and is estimated to be finished within a further two weeks depending on the weather conditions. Seven test pits were finished this week to test materials for additional hand auger testing.
Next, larger scale analysis, research, and recommendations will be carried out. Of the numerous sampling pits that have been dug, the team has established surface lithology to be sandy in nature, requiring deeper trenching and auger drilling to reach projected shaley horizons and promising shallow brines that will be sampled for lithium content.
Upon conclusion of the present phase, the company will continue to gather available data while the latest soil samples are sent for examination. Providing additional positive results are received, Blue Eagle will then seek to improve the gravity profiling and attain magnetic and Seismic data if necessary, it will then apply for compulsory permits to begin the drilling of up to 15 holes using a shallow rig to 50 m depths.
This latest fieldwork phase integrates our new acreage with the existing property as well as moving forward the overall understanding of the potential resource. Being able to utilize the proven lithium field expertise of Rangefront Geological significantly enhances the value and flexibility of our data gathering effort and will allow focused steps going forward as we move to investigating the deeper strata.
Roderick Murray, COO, Blue Eagle
The Railroad Valley is evolving as possibly one of the largest brine potentials in Nevada, with an area of six times bigger than the Clayton Valley lithium producing area situated at Silver Peak, west of Tonopah, Nevada. Sampling by other landholders in Railroad Valley has returned promising values of lithium in both shallow brines and surface soil samples (Macarthur Minerals, December 26, 2017).