Ultra Lithium Inc. and North Canada Lithium Corp. have announced the commencement of exploration activity at the Forgan Lake Lithium property in Northwest Ontario, Canada.
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Trenching, channel and bulk sampling, metallurgical test work, and diamond drilling are all part of the project. The trenching and sampling work has already begun, and a contract for 3,000 m of core drilling has been granted to the Quebec-based Diafore Drilling Inc., which is getting ready to mobilize to the land. The contract may be extended by mutual agreement, and the drilling will consist of both NQ and HQ size core drilling.
The Company and NCLC signed an Exploration Agreement for the Forgan Lake Project with Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaab (BZA) to assist in further development and exploration with the help of the BZA community.
The BZA Powwow is an annual conventional Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek community celebration where generations come together to celebrate food, uphold customs, build community, and engage in spiritual healing. The company was thrilled to take part.
Forgan Lake Project
The Forgan Lake property includes 20 mining claims covering over 256 hectares of land in Northwestern Ontario, Canada’s Thunder Bay mining district. It is close to the north of the Lucky Lake claim block, a collection of 15 mining claims owned by Ultra Lithium.
The First Nations communities support mining resource expansion in the area, and the property has excellent infrastructure support. Lun-Echo Gold Mines Limited initially undertook the Forgan Lake Property’s historical research between 1955 and 1961.
On the eastern shore of Forgan Lake, exploration activity included 39 drill holes totaling 10,561 feet. Six lithium pegmatites with spodumene, most of which run parallel to the metasediments, make up the property’s lithium mineralization.
- Over 24.5 feet (7.46 m), two historical channel cut samples totaled 4.23% Li2O
- Around 39 drill holes totaling 10,561 feet were part of historical exploration in the 1950s
- Six spodumene-bearing pegmatites make up the lithium mineralization
- Over a width of 21 feet (6.4 m), three historical channel cut samples yielded an average Li2O concentration of 2.57%.
- Lithium readings from three 2019 grab samples were 6.93% Li2O, 6.90% Li2O, and 4.88% Li2O.
The company successfully drilled approximately nine holes comprising 1402 m of NQ size core. For transportation to ACT Labs in Thunder Bay, Ontario, for assay, the core is being registered and sampled.