Canadian Orebodies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CO) has announced drilling results from the first round of drilling on the Falcon Lithium/Rare Metals property.
The Property is 100% owned by Orebodies (subject to a 2% NSR retained by the vendor, 50% of which can be purchased by Orebodies for $1,000,000).
All three holes drilled on the Falcon Property intersected lithium bearing pegmatite.
Hole# CO-10-001 assayed 1.50% Li2O over 4.0 meters and 1.25% Li2O over 5.0 meters.
Hole# CO-10-003 assayed 1.10% Li2O over 11.0 meters including 1.52% Li2O over 6.0 meters.
Hole# CO-10-002 assayed 1.07% Li2O over 7.0 meters.
Drilling completed on the Tebishogeshik showing on the Zigzag Lithium/Rare Metals property.
Falcon Property Overview
The Falcon Lake property consists of 60 claim units and is located in the general area of Linear Metals Corp. Seymour Lake Lithium/Tantalum/Beryllium Property, approximately 60 km northeast of Armstrong, Ontario.
Falcon Drilling Overview
There were a total of 3 short holes drilled on the Falcon property totalling 265 metres during Orebodies winter program. Results from this initial program demonstrate that there is a zone of lithium enrichment which contains anomalous quantities of rare metals at depth, including tantalum, and verify some of the historical work completed on the property. Results to date are very encouraging and warrant additional follow up.
Highlights from Orebodies previous work on the Falcon property include the following (for full results please see Orebodies Press Releases dated March 11 and 18, 2010):
- Channel #3 on the Falcon Property assayed 1.54% Li2O over 6.98 meters, including 2.06% Li2O over 1 meters
- Channel #9 on the Falcon Property which assayed 2.63% Li2O over 1.5 meters, including 3.19% Li2O over 0.56 meters
- Individual grab samples which assayed 2.82% Li2O, 2.45% Li2O, 2.30% Li2O, 2.26% Li2O
(Grab samples are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent future average grades on the property.)
Drilling Completed On Zigzag Property
Orebodies is also pleased to announce that the drilling program announced in Orebodies press release dated January 10, 2011 on the Tebishogeshik showing of its Zigzag Lithium/Rare Metals property under option from Ultra Lithium Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ULI) ("Ultra") has been completed. A total of 8 short holes were completed totalling 484 metres. The program was designed as a preliminary orientation program to test the continuity of the lithium and tantalum rich areas sampled by Orebodies on surface. All holes from this drilling are currently being logged, cut and sent out for assay with results to be released when received. Results from this program will be used to assess the potential of the Tebishogeshik showing and aid in further work programs on the property.
Tantalum is a specialty metal which is highly corrosion resistant and has the highest ability to hold and release electricity. These characteristics make it essential for electronic devices (tantalum capacitors) and specialty applications such as jet engines. Several events in the global market have caused the price of tantalum to increase significantly as of late, mainly the fact that two of the largest producers have shut down (Tanco deposit in Canada and Talison Tantalum in Australia) which represents nearly half of the world market. These shutdowns have led to a global supply that has fallen behind demand and the market now requires additional production from new projects.
Orebodies Zigzag property is very interesting for the fact that besides high grade lithium, tantalum could have one of the most considerable economic benefits as historically there have been a significant amount of samples collected that demonstrate widespread, high grade results. Breaks (2003) stated that individual analysis from the Tebishogeshik Lens 3 exceeded 80 wt % Ta2O5 and were amongst the highest documented in lithium-rich pegmatite of Ontario.
A thorough quality control program is in effect which includes inserting standards and blanks alternating every 10 samples. All samples were submitted to ALS and analyzed using four acid digestion and ICP-MS. For more information on assay methodology please visit the ALS Laboratory Group.
This press release has been prepared under the supervision of Mr. Don Hains (P.Geo.), who is an independent consultant to the Company and a "qualified person" (as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101). Mr. Hains has verified the technical data disclosed in this press release.
Source: Canadian Orebodies Inc.