Feb 17 2011
Rodinia Lithium Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RM)(OTCQX:RDNAF), has reported additional results from its Clayton Valley lithium brine property located in Nevada, USA.
Further analysis of drill results from the 2010 drilling campaign indicates an extended mineralized horizon immediately adjacent to the intersection reported for drill hole SPD-09. While the targeted aquifer, believed to be a past and current producer, averaged 370 mg/L lithium ("Li") over 24.2 metres (See Press Release dated March 4, 2010) the significantly mineralized brine continued to a total depth of approximately 317 metres. The full intersection averages 285 mg/L Li over 146.3 metres.
William Randall, President and CEO of Rodinia, commented "we are extremely encouraged by these results as it increases the resource potential of our Clayton Valley property. This intersection reinforces our belief in the project as we approach the next phase of exploration drilling. The required drill permits are being re-submitted to include cultural and wildlife studies in order to ensure proper conservation of the land and its inherent cultural qualities. We look forward to recommencing drilling as soon as the Company receives the required permits. In the meantime we will continue with our ground exploration program in preparation for an optimized and accelerated drill program."
The intersection is composed primarily of mixed clay, sand and gravels with significant intersections of dense clay. The expected white ash marker layer that management believes to correlate with producing horizons was intersected at approximately 190 metres. Drill measured flow rates below this horizon remained high with the entire intersection averaging 57 gallons per minute, with the highest flow rate measured at approximately 285 metres.
The Project is supervised by Ray Spanjers, Rodinia's Manager of Exploration. Mr. Spanjers is considered a qualified person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this release. According to the Company's sampling protocol, sample size is to exceed 500 millilitres and be stored in clean, secure containers for transportation. The prepared samples are then forwarded to the ALS Laboratory Group, Environmental Division, in Fort Collins, Co (USA) for analysis. A rigorous QA/QC program is implemented consisting of regular insertion of standards and blanks to ensure laboratory integrity.
Source: Rodinia Lithium Inc.